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September 2022 in Prevention

Lots of events happening this month! This September we have 2 gatherings and 1 training to honor Suicide Prevention Awareness Month:

Wednesday 9/7 Big Piney Community Campfire for Suicide Prevention Awareness 6-7 PM Norris Park On the program: Time for sharing hope through stories, local mental health resources, and promoting 9-8-8, the new suicide and crisis lifeline. Jared Rogerson will share a new song he wrote to bring awareness and compassion to those suffering from addiction. Please bring camp chairs! Wednesday 9/14 Pinedale Community Campfire for Suicide Prevention Awareness 6-7 PM Shelter Park On the program: Time for sharing hope through stories, local mental health resources, and promoting 9-8-8, the new suicide and crisis lifeline. Jared Rogerson will share a new song he wrote to bring awareness and compassion to those suffering from addiction. Please bring camp chairs!

Friday 9/23: Pain Behind the Badge training for First Responders Open to Sublette, Sweetwater, Fremont, Lincoln, Teton, Uinta County law enforcement, medical staff, Search and Rescue, EMS, Fire, Dispatch, Game and Fish, USFS, including spouses and significant others. 8 - 3:30 Lovatt Room, Pinedale Library Lunch provided. Registration required! Contact Trisha to register: trisha.scott@wyo.gov While the national suicide rate dropped 3% between 2017 and 2020, a recent study found that “More police officers died by suicide in 2020 than in the line of duty, and suicides among firefighters and EMTs increased between 2017 and 2020.” (https://thecrimereport.org/2022/06/10/suicide-rates-dropped-in-2020-why-didnt-first-responder-suicides-drop-too/ https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2021/04/06/suicides-first-responders/) Pain Behind the Badge trainers Clarke and Traci Paris are well known in the U.S. for bringing their many years of law enforcement (Clarke) and medical (Tracie) experience to the topic of first responder health and well being. They offer solutions to help first responders cope with the effects of witnessing and experiencing traumatic events in the line of duty. For more info: http://thepainbehindthebadge.com/ Regular meetings this month: Thursday 9/8 Full Coalition meeting - Agenda attached 12 - 1 PM St. Andrew’s Church, downstairs. Lunch provided, please RSVP. Contact Trisha for Zoom link. Monday 9/26: ATODS (Alcohol, Tobacco, Substance Misuse) Task Force Agenda available 9/21 12 - 1 PM St. Andrew’s Church downstairs Lunch provided, please RSVP. Contact Trisha for Zoom link.

***Tuesday 9/27 TIPs alcohol beverage server training.*** 9 AM - 2 PM Marbleton, location TBD Please text/call/ email Trisha for info and to register. In the next month, coalition members will be handing out prevention resources and information at these local school sports events: Saturday 9/17 Big Piney Volleyball 11am Friday 9/30 Pinedale High School Homecoming 4pm Thursday 10/6 BPHS Football 4pm Friday 10/21 PHS Volleyball All events and meetings are on the website calendar here: https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/calendar This is a good time to get involved in prevention! Have a safe and healthy September, everyone. Trisha

Trisha Scott, Coalition Coordinator Sublette Prevention Coalition trisha.scott@wyo.gov 307-749-5004

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, call or text 988, or chat 988lifeline.org

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