Reservation youth to debut new Suicide Prevention PSA this evening in Riverton
(Wind River Reservation, Wyo.) – The Eastern Shoshone Suicide Prevention Program (ESSPP) for a second year in a row has teamed with KTWO-TV (K2) in Casper to produce a professional public service announcement promoting the National Suicide Prevention Hot Line.
Seven youth from the Wind River Indian Reservation volunteered to be a part of the production because they have at some level been touched by suicide, ESSPP Director Glenda Mitchell said.
The program is inviting all community members to attend a public viewing of the production of “You Are Not Alone” in support of our local youth. The PSAs will be shown tonight at the Central Wyoming College Little Theatre from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Included with the viewing will be an introduction of the youth involved. Refreshments will be served. The PSA will be telecast on local television stations all across Wyoming.
According to Mitchell, suicide is a public health issues that affects the entire community at some level. “It’s important to note that these youth are taking a healthy risk, suicide has stigma based on fear,” Mitchell said. “In promoting the National Suicide Prevention Hot line it gives the viewer an opportunity to talk privately with someone that can help with thoughts of suicide and offer help through personal and professional services.”
–Provided by Eastern Shoshone Suicide Prevention Program