Suicide Prevention Walk & Candlelight Vigils Sept. 9th and 11th
In Big Piney and Pinedale
August 28, 2014
The Sublette County Prevention Coalition and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming will host candlelight vigils and walks in Big Piney and Pinedale in September for National Suicide Prevention Week.
The Mountains of Hope Suicide Prevention Walk and Candlelight Vigil is set for Big Piney on Sept. 9 and Pinedale on Sept. 11. The walks are open to the public. Signs will be available for walkers to hold, and participants are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones they would like to remember during both events.
Both walks will begin with a free, one-hour suicide prevention training course. Called QPR, (Question, Persuade and Refer), this is a nationally-recognized course to help the public learn the warning signs of suicide, and to get people in crisis the help they need. The classes are set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Big Piney Library and at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Pinedale Library.
Big Piney community members will begin their walk at the Big Piney Recreation Center parking lot at about 7:30 p.m. (around dusk) and walk to a vacant lot near the corner of U.S. Highway 189.The candlelight vigil will follow, and a local speaker will offer a short talk of hope for attendees.
Pinedale community members will begin their walk at about 7:30 p.m. (at dusk), from the Pinedale High School parking lot and will end at the American Legion Park. During the candlelight vigil, a short message of hope will be given and time for reflection.
Again, both events are free and open to the public. Certification will be available for those who complete the QPR training course.
For more information, contact Ranae Pape, Community Prevention Professional with the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming at 307-360-6382 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.