Suicides Up In FDL County Last Year

Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner Dr. Douglas Kelley says they did see an increase in suicides in the County last year. Kelley recently gave his annual report to the County Board, during which he was asked about the increase. There were 19 suicides in the County in 2016. He told the Board he and his investigators look at what risk factors were involved that drove a person to suicide. He says an ad-hoc committee he is part of also analyzes those cases. Kelley says they would like to have no suicides in a particular year, but that’s not the case. He says it’s unlikely for the County to see less than 12 in a year. According to statistics on County Medical Examiner’s webpage there were 13 suicides in 2015 and 16 in 2014.