You think suicide doesn’t affect you? Think again. September is National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month

Fremont County has the second-highest rate of suicide in the state of Wyoming.

It could be a neighbor, a friend, a family member, your child’s schoolmate…the list goes on. When a suicide happens in a small community, it affects everyone in one way or another. Let’s all band together for Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 6-12) and spread the message and resources far and wide. YOU can help by sharing this post, talking to a friend, simply spreading the message that help is out there. Throughout the county, we can help promote suicide awareness together.

On September 1st, the Fremont County Commissioners signed a proclamation during their regular meeting acknowledging September as National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month: “Finding Hope, Building Resiliency, Supporting Recovery” here in Fremont County.

According to Tauna Groomsmith, CPS of the Fremont County Prevention Program, “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.”

Here are some things you can do:

Look towards the different sources of strength that can help your child deal with suicidal thoughts and suicide prevention.

Take 60 seconds to become familiar with the subtle signs of suicide.

Consider joining the Fremont County Prevention Partnership and its workgroups, including the Suicide Prevention Taskforce.

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

For updated Fremont County and Wyoming resources, click here.

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