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October 2022 in Prevention

Big thank you to these September prevention partners:

Thank you to Jared Rogerson and members of the Suicide Prevention Task Force for hosting community campfires in both Big Piney and Pinedale. Thank you to the 60+ people who attended the events across the county to hear Jared’s new song “Side of the Road,” and to share their personal messages of hope, connection, and support.

Thank you to the 30+ first responders from Sublette, Sweetwater, and Lincoln Counties who attended the Winning the Battle First Responder Suicide Prevention Seminar on Sept. 23 in Pinedale.

The response to this training was overwhelmingly positive! We are very grateful to Clarke and Traci Paris of The Pain Behind the Badge organization for their dedication to the well being of first responders and their families. Thank you to the Fremont County Prevention Program for co-sponsoring this event.

Thank you to Dr. Rafael Hastey and Cori Wenz of the Sublette Hospital District for coming to Big Piney volleyball on 9/17 to share vape education, tobacco quit kits, gunlocks, mental health fund info, 988 fridge magnets, and drug disposal bags with the Big Piney community.

Coming up in October:

Monday October 3: Suicide Prevention Task Force

12 - 1 PM

St. Andrew’s Church, lower level

Contact Trisha for Zoom link



Thursday October 13: Full Coalition Meeting in Big Piney

3:30 - 4:30 Big Piney High School Library

Contact Trisha for Zoom link


Sunday October 2:

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer. One hour Suicide Prevention class

Open to everyone. Learn the warning signs of suicide and how to get a person to help.

2 PM

St. Andrew’s Church

Thursday October 6

Table at Big Piney High School football game to share prevention info

4 PM

Monday October 31

Hand out safe drug disposal bags to adults, candy to kids, at Chamber trick or treat event

4-6 PM

Public Health and the prevention office are moving!

We will close the week of October 17-21 in order to move and settle into our new address: 380 Faler Ave (across the street from ProActive Physical Therapy).

Have a safe and healthy October, everyone.


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