Wyoming has the fourth-highest suicide rate in the nation.

However, the rate of suicides has been holding steady in recent years despite the fact that suicides are on the rise nationally… thanks in large part to the use of QPR or “question, persuade, and refer”.

In recognition to the impact being made by those trained in QPR, the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be holding a “Gatekeepers Rendezvous on Wednesday at Bomber Mountain Civic Center.

Prevention Specialist Bill Hawley explains why the event is being planned….

Seth Fischer, a young man who has been impacted by suicide, will be the keynote speaker at the 45-minute event that is scheduled to begin at noon on Wednesday.

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