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Suicide still on the rise – but help is available

Suicide continues to rise in the United States and Wyoming continues to top the list in the number of deaths per capita by suicide.

“In 2022, Wyoming saw a drop in the number of people who died by suicide but, yet, per capita, we remain at the top nationally. We are experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis in our country – and here in Crook County, we aren’t immune to it,” says Katie Allen, Crook County Prevention Specialist.

“If anything, our residents are struggling in silence. Those that we’ve lost to suicide, and those that are left behind to pick up the pieces, need help, and we...