***AUGUST 2022 in PREVENTION***
Hello prevention partners, Shout out and thank you to these July prevention partners:
Thank you to Sublette School District #9 staff and members of the Suicide Prevention Task Force, including the Preece and Sleight families, for handing out 9-8-8 magnets in the Chuckwagon Days parade.
Thank you to Pinedale High School students and graduates & the Boulder Roll Motorcycle Club for handing out 9-8-8 magnets in the Rendezvous Parade.
Thank you to Angela Thatcher from Enroll Wyoming for coming to Pinedale to educate residents on affordable health insurance. Affordable health care is a protective factor against suicide and substance abuse. Angela can be reached at 307-352-9109 or 2-1-1.
Thank you to the Jae Foundation leadership for receiving QPR training.
Thank you to the Sublette County Fair and Main Street Pinedale for sharing the moderate drinking message during Rendezvous and Fair.
Thank you to the 5 candidates for local office who attended the July 14 coalition lunch to learn about prevention issues and programs.
Thank you to Marbleton and Pinedale medical providers for sharing prevention and public health resources with Sublette patients.
And last but not least, thank you to coalition members who took the time to meet with Governor Gordon and First Lady Jenny Gordon in Big Piney and Pinedale on July 14 to share our issues and concerns. Way to go!
Here’s what’s happening in August: SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE Monday August 1 12 -1 PM St. Andrew’s Church
Contact Trisha for the Zoom link On the agenda: Planning September Suicide Awareness events, status reports on the mental health fund and current mental health services. 9--8-8 rollout. Pain Behind the Badge and CIT training for local and regional law enforcement and first responders. Agenda attached, RSVP required for lunch FULL COALITION MEETING Thursday August 11 12 - 1 PM St. Andrew’s Church
Contact Trisha for the Zoom link Agenda attached - RSVP required for lunch ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUGS TASK FORCE Monday August 22 12 - 1 PM St. Andrew’s Church Contact Trisha for the Zoom link On the agenda: Calendar for tables at school sports events; plan for next quit tobacco class; launch of Talk, They Hear You - Underage Drinking prevention media campaign. Agenda available 8/12, RSVP required for lunch SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE (meets twice this August to plan September events - no meeting scheduled for September!) Monday August 29 12 - 1 PM St. Andrew’s Church Contact Trisha for the Zoom link On the agenda: Finalize all logistics for September events. Status reports on MH fund and counseling services. Agenda available 8/25, please RSVP for lunch! Dates for September: Wednesday 9/7, Big Piney: Gathering for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Wednesday 9/14, Pinedale: Gathering for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Friday 9/23, Pinedale: Pain Behind the Badge training for local and regional law enforcement and first responders (For more info please see: http://thepainbehindthebadge.com/ ) Monday 9/26 and Tuesday 9/27, Cheyenne: Wyoming Suicide Prevention Symposium
Have a wonderful month.
Trisha Scott Coalition Coordinator Sublette Prevention Coalition