Suicide topic of most recent Eye on Oshkosh


Suicide is a major national public health issue in the United States. For example, did you know that in the U.S. one out of every 15 people are depressed, and each day approximately 123 people die by suicide? And each year the numbers keep going up. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year 44,965 Americans die by suicide; for every suicide there are 25 attempts; and suicide costs the U.S. $ 69 billion annually. Those are staggering numbers.

To get into depth about suicide and suicide prevention, host Cheryl Hentz chats with Debbie Peters, executive director of Community for Hope and Patti Ahrens, a founding member of and the current treasurer for Community for Hope. They also discussed the group’s annual fundraiser – a Walk/Run in Menominee Park in Oshkosh – coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.

If you are feeling depressed or know of someone who is, please reach out for some professional guidance. There are agencies and other resources available that can help. Remember: You are cared about and would be missed if you were not here.

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About Author

Cheryl Hentz

Cheryl Hentz is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer with 30 years experience. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines - both in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country - and cover a wide range of topics, including business and economic development, women's and minority issues, family pets and animal rights, finance, education, government and politics. Cheryl also does corporate writing for public and private sector businesses, and personal writing for individuals. She has been producing and hosting the award-winning Eye on Oshkosh talk-show since 2002. The show covers a wide range of people and topics which affect or are of interest to people in the Oshkosh and surrounding area, as well as to viewers on You Tube (visit the Eye on Oshkosh channel). She can be reached at 920.426.4123 or 920.209.7387, or via email at More information and other samples of her written work can be found at

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