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Mercer Family Resource Center reflects on 18 years of suicide prevention walks

Community members walk along the North Platte River to raise suicide awareness
Community members walk along the North Platte River to raise suicide awareness(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 5:04 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Mercer Family Resource Center partnered with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention coalition task force for their 18th annual walk. Suicide is a problem in Wyoming communities and officials want people to normalize talking about mental health.

“We believe the more we talk about it the more we break the stigma around suicide. People think if you talk about suicide it’s going to put the idea in someone’s mind. It’s not going to,” said Brittlynn Adame.

Mercer Family Resource Center partners with the Natrona County Suicide Prevention coalition task force to keep this topic fresh in the community. Wyoming’s high rates, these organizations have these events to remind people about the issue and that they aren’t alone.

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