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Pinedale Online > News > October 2016 > Suicide prevention loss and tobacco resources available
Suicide prevention loss and tobacco resources available
by Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming
October 15, 2016

Organizations working together to strengthen prevention efforts around alcohol, tobacco, drugs and suicide

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING - The Muley Fanatic Foundation, along with the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, (PMO) is offering members access to resources and tools to help curb suicide losses across the state. The Muley Fanatic Foundation will also offer active members free access to Chantix and other tobacco quit tools to conserve the health of their sportsmen and women.

"For the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, developing key partnerships offer opportunities to help break the stigma surrounding mental health and tobacco use here in Wyoming. We want the residents of Wyoming and specifically Rock Springs to know we are Ďin this togetherí and working to make this state a better and healthier place to live and play," said Cassandra Crumpton, Sweetwater County community prevention specialist with the PMO.

Joshua Coursey, co-founder and president of the Muley Fanatic Foundation, said, "This partnership gives us a chance to give back to our active members. We take conservation of the land and animals very seriously, but we also take the conservation of our memberís health seriously. Both Joey and I gave up chewing tobacco six years ago and know how hard it can be and want to give our members the help and support to quit the habit for themselves and for their families."

Currently, partnership plans include Muley Fanatic Foundationís social media presence of more than 23,000 followers on Facebook and mailing list serve of over 37,000 sportsmen and women to provide prevention-based messaging and resources. A special effort to help reduce the amount of distracted driving, specifically texting and driving, of sportsmen and women throughout the state is included.

The Muley Fanatic Foundation (MFF), a 501 C (3) non-profit conservation organization, was established in 2012 by Joshua Coursey and Joey Faigl. Headquartered in Green River, Wyoming, MFF aims to ensure the conservation of mule deer and their habitat and to provide such supporting services to further the sport of hunting and sound wildlife management.

The PMO is a statewide organization is dedicated to strengthening the prevention efforts around alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and suicide.

For more information about this partnership please visit www.muleyfanatic.org or www.pmowyo.org.


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