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Encouraging signs on a long road

With September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it’s a good time to take stock of the efforts made toward addressing the issue statewide and locally, including the progress made.

Wyoming’s standing among the nation at large when it comes to suicide rates has long reached a point of notoriety.

The state is routinely at or near the highest rate in the country and often at a figure approaching twice the national average.

The simplicity of naming statistics and dreading the implications has become well-trodden territory. But there are now signs of hope that trend may change.


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