Wyoming Suicide Prevention Symposium helps brings attention to suicide prevention

Symposium help brings attention to the issue during Suicide Awareness Prevention Month
Wyoming Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Symposium
Wyoming Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Symposium(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 6:25 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming still remains one of the states with the highest rate of suicide.

Experts say the isolation, bootstrap culture and high gun ownership all play a factor in this statistic.

But officials say that as mental health awareness grows, so do community resources and local support.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging everyone to attend the Wyoming Suicide Prevention Symposium on Sept. 26 - 27 at the Little America Hotel and Resort, the event is free and open to the public.

The event will have expert speakers, informational resources and a network of folks who want to help this issue in Wyoming and nationally.

“Thats going to be an opportunity for people that are interested in learning more about suicide prevention , who are involved in some of those efforts who are maybe in a profession where they can make a difference due to their involvement with people.” Kim Deti.

To register for the event, click here, or if you’d like more information on the event location, click here.

And if you would like more information on the 988 suicide prevention hotline, click here.