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Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force bringing awareness

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:01 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - September is National Suicide Prevention Month and the Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force is working hard to spread awareness.

“In our community, we have a very high suicide rate. There’s a suicide every two weeks in Natrona County. So that’s something that we want to start getting people aware of, and what we’ve seen for so many years is the stigma that lies around suicide,” said Brittlynn Adame, the task force coordinator.

The Suicide Prevention Task Force has been a part of Natrona County for over 20 years. The organization sponsors different trainings across Natrona County. The task force will spend this month educating residents about warning signs and ways to help someone in need.

The organization’s 18th Annual Breaking the Silence Walk is planned for September 18th. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend the walk. It starts at 3 at Crossroads Park. Food will be free for the first 300 attendees. The event is a time of remembrance for those who have been lost to suicide.

“This September, I mean our mission is to save one life. If we save one life then what we’re doing is worth it. Obviously we want to save every life out there. We want to get everybody involved with suicide prevention, and our biggest thing is to just break that stigma,” said Adame.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the walk or getting involved with the task force, you can email badame@mercercasper.com or call 307-233-4277.

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