Taco John’s , Jonah Bank of Wyoming, and Grace for 2 Brothers Announce a Media Day to Kick-Off Mental Health Awareness Month
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Taco John’s, Jonah Bank of Wyoming, and Grace for 2 Brothers will hold a media-press day on Thursday, April 28th at 10:30 am that the Taco John’s headquarters, in efforts to spread awareness for their annual suicide prevention fundraiser.
Wyoming’s suicide rate is double the national average and more than triple the lowest rate of any other U.S. State or territory. According to SAVE.org, in 2020 Wyoming ranked number 1 per capita, in suicide deaths in the United States (31.3 per every 100,000 people). Additionally, Wyoming has led the nation in suicide since 2018 and has been in the top 5 since 2014.
Suicides not only leave communities grieving, but they also have financial and economic impacts as well. Exposure to just one suicide effects an estimated 135 people, with 6 of those have major life disruptions. Each suicide costs an average of $1.5 million in lost productivity and medical costs.
In efforts to curb this grim statistic, participating Taco John’s and Jonah Bank locations will be accepting donations from May 1st – May 31st. One-hundred percent of the money donated will go directly to awareness and prevention efforts.
Wyoming businesses are also encouraged to donate. Small businesses that donate $200 or more at Jonah\ Bank locations will be entered into a drawing for free a catered lunch, courtesy of Taco John’s.
Grace for 2 Brothers, Jonah Bank, and Taco John’s encourage everyone who may be contemplating harming themselves to reach out to any of these organizations, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Safe 2 Tell WYO : Text WYO to 741 741
Grace for 2 Brothers: 307-256-3344
Participating Donation Center Locations:
Taco John’s, 2220 Carey Ave., Cheyenne
Taco John’s, 3411 E. Pershing Ave., Cheyenne
Taco John’s, 101 S. Greeley Highway, Cheyenne
Taco John’s, 5421 Yellowstone Rd., Cheyenne
Taco John’s, 3308 Dell Range Blvd., Cheyenne
Taco John’s, 224 20th Ave., Torrington
Taco John’s, 870 Main St., Lander
Taco John’s, 2114 Grand Ave., Laramie
Taco John’s, 623 W. Main St., Riverton
Taco John’s, 450 N. Center St., Rock Springs
Taco John’s, 1821 E. Cedar St., Rawlins
Taco John’s, 1457 South St., Wheatland
Taco John’s, 2207 17th St., Cody
Taco John’s, 525 E. Coulter Ave., Powell
Taco John’s, 766 Cy Avenue, Casper
Taco John’s, 80 West F Street, Casper
Taco John’s, 4031 E. 2nd Street, Casper
Taco John’s, 4035 Plaza Drive, Casper
Taco John’s, 3533 W. Yellowstone Hwy, Mills
Taco John’s, 400 Teton Way, Douglas
Taco John’s, 1001 Pulliam Avenue, Worland
Taco John’s, 407 Park Street, Thermopolis
Jonah Bank, 2015 Central Ave., Cheyenne
Jonah Bank, 205 Storey Blvd., Cheyenne
Jonah Bank, 777 W. 1st St., Casper
Jonah Bank, 3730 E. 2nd St., Casper
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