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November 2020 Coordinator Notes

Greetings, everyone, here is a preview of what’s on the calendar for November 2020 in Prevention, this will take 2 minutes to read:


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA) community training.

When:Saturday November 14, 8:30 - 5 pm

Where:  Online over Zoom, and in person at Public Health

What: MHFA is a  highly recommended 8 hour training for all community members, especially school professionals and first responders. Continuing education credits are available. You will come away more knowledgeable about mental health,  more   confident de-escalating mental health crises including panic attacks and effects of PTSD, and more confident in your listening skills.  MHFA also covers substance abuse related situations such as overdose and withdrawal.

Here is more general information for community members: 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/take-a-course/what-you-learn/  

Here is more  information for first responders: 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/population-focused-modules/public-safety/

To register: Please email the instructor, Shannon Gutwein, LCSW,  at shannon@jhccc.org with your name and contact information. Please copy Trisha on the email so we can keep track of our numbers. We currently have 6 people signed up for the class, the maximum class size is 15. 

Thank you to the 6 who have registered!


If you are interested in receiving this training and cannot attend in November,  no worries! Shannon  will make MHFA available once a month to Sublette County  over the next year. 

All classes after November will be held on Zoom. 

Please contact Trisha if you have any questions. 


INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY

When: Saturday November 21 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Marbleton Town Hall 

What: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) sponsors this event and provides an excellent documentary to us to show every year. We hosted this  last November and had a good turnout and very healing conversation with those who attended. AFSP describes the event this way: “Each year, AFSP supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various programming, all feature an AFSP produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.” We will have counselors and clergy at the gathering. 

We will start to market this on facebook over the next 2 weeks, please share with those you think would benefit. Thank you to Matthew Daniels and Mardy Sleight for their help planning and organizing this event. 


MARBLETON-BIG PINEY DIMENSIONS TOBACCO FREE CLASSES 

When: Tuesdays November 3 - December 8 5-6 pm

Where: Marbleton Town Hall

What: Dimensions Tobacco Free classes are 6 one hour classes taught by Joey Burke and Trisha that help tobacco users identify their own time frame for quitting, their own individualized quit plan, and  their key reasons and motivation for quitting. Local pharmacists present on how to use nicotine replacement therapy. Prevention loves quit classes! Less adult tobacco users in our community means  less youth starting to use tobacco. 


Regular meeting schedule for November 2020:


Monday November 2: Crisis Response Team

7 - 7:30 am 

Monday November 2: Suicide Prevention Task Force

7:30 - 8:30 am 

Online over Zoom or in person at Public Health, RSVP required for Zoom invite 


Tuesday November 10: Opiates and Other Drugs Task Force

12 - 1 pm 

Online over Zoom or in person at Public Health, RSVP required for lunch and Zoom invite


Thursday November 12: Sublette Prevention Coalition Lunch

12 - 1 pm

Online over Zoom or in person at Public Health, RSVP required for lunch and Zoom invite


Note: All events and  meetings are on the website calendar here:

https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/calendar

All meeting agendas are coming later this week. 


Thank you all for being a part of prevention!


Trisha


Trisha Scott Prevention Coordinator Sublette County Public Health  trisha.scott @ wyo.gov 307- 749- 5004

Mission: To enhance community health and well being with a primary focus on substance abuse and suicide prevention for Sublette County youth, families and adults.

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