Prevention training, balloon display highlight Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week.

 Suicide Prevention and Awareness week began on Sept. 9. Laramie County Community College’s Counseling and Campus wellness is promoting the awareness week by putting balloons and signs around campus on Sept. 10 and by offering a prevention training on Sept. 14.

Suicide prevention training will be offered on campus on Friday, Sept. 14. There will be two trainings:  one for students from 10 a.m. to noon and one for faculty and staff from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both trainings are being held in the Pathfinder building in Room 409.

To sign up for training, contact Amanda Brown, Campus Health and Wellness Center coordinator,  by 5 pm on Sept. 13 via email at or call (307) 778-4397.

The training, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), is being offered by LCCC Campus Wellness and Grace for 2 Brothers. This training is to help both students and employees learn how to talk to someone who displays concerning behavior,, to help recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to refer support to those in need.

Balloon displays were spread out across the LCCC campus on Sept. 9 to represent the lives lost in Wyoming to suicide in 2017.

Resources for how to help someone, crisis lines and community support contacts were provided with the balloon displays.

Currently, Wyoming ranks third in the United States for the number of suicides per capita, with 144 lives lost in 2016 and 157 lives lost in 2017.

Suicide Awareness Week began on Sept. 9 and ends on Sept. 15. Throughout the week, LCCC Counseling and Campus Wellness is raising awareness with not only the balloon displays but a suicide prevention training for faculty and students.


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