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Spark the Energy for Suicide Prevention Week 2019

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer

Sunday, September 8-Saturday, September 14, the Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition is asking the Campbell County, Wyoming community to learn more about suicide prevention and the warning signs of suicide during National Suicide Prevention Week.

For those who don't know, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories to shed light on this stigmatized topic.

Below is a list of activities for you to participate in throughout the week. Please contact Ashley McRay, Campbell County Public Health Community Prevention Specialist, at 307.687.6490 or for further details.

More information can be found on the CCSPC Facebook page:

Week-Long Events

  • Ellie the Elephant will be passed around the community. Watch the CCSPC Facebook page for details!
  • Ice Cream donations: Grab an Ice Cream from Ice Cream Café, or Ice Cream Land and leave a donation to support local suicide prevention efforts.
  • Positive Post Its: Stop by businesses, write a positive note, or just read all the positivity in our community.

Sunday, September 8

  • POSTPONED: Cookie Challenge, 2-4 pm, Campbell County Sheriff's Office, 600 W. Boxelder Road: Cookie tasting will begin at 2 pm. No fee to come by and taste the cookies. Anyone interested in having a booth and making cookies, contact Shawna McDonald at 307-685-8070 or

Monday, September 9

  • Community Day of Kindness.
  • Purple & Teal Day/ Casual Day: Wear your purple and teal to support and bring awareness to suicide prevention.
  • Chalk the Walk in Our Community with Messages of Hope

Tuesday, September 10

Wednesday, September 11

  • Talking about Suicide: a Night with Craig Miller, 5:30-7:30 pm, Gillette College Presentation Hall, 300 West Sinclair in Gillette: Author, speaker and survivor Craig Miller will share how he found purpose in his pain, and how the lessons from his life’s greatest tragedies gave him everything he needed to cope and remain resilient. Books and book signing available. Join the Facebook event

Thursday, September 12

  • Oferle (Live Music) at Tanner Village!, 6 pm, Gillette College: Live music at Tanner Village! Come join us for a easy going concert, food, and bonfire!
  • Let it Go Bonfire, 6, Gillette College: Write something you have been struggling with and put it in the fire

Friday, September 13

  • Shoes on the Court House Lawn: Represents how many people have died by suicide in Wyoming last year. They are donated shoes not shoes of the actual individual. We will also have a spot to leave messages of hope and encourage others to live.
  • Vigil at Lasting Legacy Park from 6-8 pm

Saturday, September 14

  • Dodge the Stigma Dodgeball, 6 pm, Gillette College Pronghorn Center

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide call 911 NOW. If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Learn more at

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