Southwest Counseling Hosts 2nd Annual Be Well Triathlon on Expedition Island

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September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Join Southwest Counseling for the 2nd Annual Be Well Triathlon on September 21, 2019.


When

September 21, 2019
8am-3pm

Where

Expedition Island
Green River, WY


Event Details

  • The Be Well Triathlon’s theme this year is “Feed Your Soul” to promote mental health and suicide awareness.
  • The day will begin with a 5K run/walk at 8:00AM followed by yoga and meditation.
  • There will also be a BBQ, live music and guest speakers.

Registration for this event can be found at https://www.swcounseling.org/bewell.html or on Southwest Counseling Services Facebook page.


Awareness and education about suicide are crucial elements of prevention,
here are a few things you should know:

  • Suicide was the 7th leading cause of death in Wyoming in 2017. (CDC)

  • Wyoming ranks 3rd in the United States for completed suicides. (CDC)

  • Sweetwater County is ranked 4th in the state for completed suicide. (CDC)

  • 9.72% of Sweetwater County 10th through 12th graders have attempted suicide in the last 12 months. (PNA, 2018)

References

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/wyoming/wyoming.htm
https://www.pnasurvey.org/ExploreData
www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention

 
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