As so often in life, the Fremont County Suicide Prevention Task Force has some good news and some bad news.

Good news – According to Community Prevention Specialist Tauna GroomSmith, Fremont County had the fewest number of suicides since 2001.

Bad news – Early reports show that numbers are trending back up in 2019.

In the words of Dick LeFevre, Member, Fremont County Suicide Prevention Task Force, “The work is not over.”

But how can you be a part of the work?

1. Take 60 seconds out of your day to become familiar with the subtle signs of suicide.

2. Connect with others to find hope, healing, and help at the Fremont County Out of the Darkness Walk happening September 28th at Lander City Park. REGISTER HERE

3. Consider joining the Fremont County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and its workgroups, including the Suicide Prevention Task Force.

According to GroomSmith “There’s only so much the Coalition can do to prevent suicide. True prevention begins in the home, in the workplace, and with our friends and family.”

In order to truly advance suicide prevention efforts in Fremont County, we need to give it a face, yours!

 

Balloon displays were spread out across the LCCC campus on Sept. 9 to represent the lives lost in Wyoming to suicide in 2017. – www.lcccwingspan.com

 

If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, call Fremont Counseling Service 332-4233, or 856-7489,
or 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) now.