November in Prevention
***Please note changes!***
Due to Veterans Day on Thursday next week, we will have the full coalition lunch on Wednesday November 10. Please choose to attend on zoom or in person in the Public Health Conference Room.
RSVP is required for lunch! Please RSVP by the end of this week.
Here are training opportunities, events, and meetings scheduled for November:
Suicide Prevention Task Force
Monday November 1
7:30 - 8:30 am
In person at Public Health and on Zoom (contact Trisha for the link)
Team members will finalize plans for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (ISOSLD); make a calendar for all requested QPR classes at both Sub 9 and 1; look at Title 25 data. There is an ongoing report on current available counseling services,wait times, and the county mental health fund at these team meetings. Our overarching goal is to address gaps in mental health services and to increase access to services. Thank you to the clinic directors and counselors at High Country Behavioral Health, Teton Behavior Therapy, and Dayle Read-Hudson LCSW for continuing to work with the fund, thank you to all the school counselors for referring kids and families, and thank you to Melinda Bobo and Randy Belton for administering the funds. This is an inspiring community project involving many generous community members, including the Boulder Roll Poker Run, the Episcopal Foundation of Wyoming, St. Andrew’s Church, St. Hubert’s Church, and the Women’s Advocacy Group. All are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more.
Sources of Strength
Friday, November 5
Opportunity to learn more about Sources of Strength (SoS) with Jaymie Carson, Sources of Strength training coordinator. SoS is a "gold standard" peer support mental health promotion/suicide prevention program for communities and schools.
Please email Trisha for the zoom link.
“Women and Weed: A History of THC and Women's Health”
Webinar training opportunity from International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC),
Tuesday November 9
11am, followed by:
Opiates, Marijuana and Other Drugs Task Force Meeting
12 - 1 PM
In person at Public Health or on Xoom (Contact Trisha for the link)
The task force will be looking at the past 2 years of local drug arrest data to prioritize prevention priorities and begin brainstorming strategies for the 2022 work plan, among other topics.
Lunch included and all are welcome! RSVP required for lunch!
*** Please note: Our friend Dr. Libby Stuyt, the addictions psychiatrist who has presented to us this past year on the Impact of High Potency THC on the Adolescent Brain, has invited all Wyoming prevention coalitions to attend a speaker series from the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis. These are one hour presentations by doctors that occur 2-3 times a month. I have attended 2 and they are excellent. To view the speaker schedule, speaker bios, and to register, please go to:
As signatures are being gathered in Wyoming for ballot initiatives to legalize THC, it is really important that we step up our game and take advantage of all training opportunities to learn as much as we can about commercial marijuana and its impacts on individual and public health.
Thank you to Sheriff KC Lehr, Sublette County Treatment Court Coordinator Cassie Crumpton, and to Sarah Murdock from this task force for participating in training this past month.
Wednesday, November 10
12 - 1 PM
RSVP REQUIRED FOR LUNCH, contact Trisha for Zoom link
The Dangerous Truth About Today’s THC: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story
Tuesday November 16
To register please go to: https://julnet.swoogo.com/iasic-seminars/speakers?i=hiVtAy-4xUGQtzwG7I2-WtEUuz2R3dIJ
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Film, Support, and Conversation for those who have lost loved ones to suicide
Saturday November 20
10 AM - 12 PM
Marbleton Town Hall
For more info please text/call Mardy 307-231- 3093 or Trisha 307-749-5004
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Thank you for all you do, every day!