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Suicide Prevention

The Wyoming Suicide Prevention Advisory Council (WySPAC) is a statewide group of individuals and organizations whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of Wyoming individuals, families, and communities by reducing suicidal behaviors over the life span.

To learn more about the scope of the problem in Wyoming and view the 2014-16 state suicide prevention plan, click here. The state plan closely aligns with the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a report of the U.S. Surgeon General and of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.  


If you or someone you know is exhibiting warning signs for suicide, please seek help as soon as possible by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.




Evidence-based programs are those programs that have been scientifically evaluated and shown to be effective through positive outcomes.  Please visit Section I: Evidence-Based Programs of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practices Registry (BPR) to identify these programs. The BPR can be used as an information source in the context of an effective prevention planning process.


Section II of the BPR summarizes the best knowledge in suicide prevention in the form of guidelines, protocols or consensus statements. Section III lists programs, practices, policies, protocols, and informational materials whose content has been reviewed according to current program development standards and recommendations.




Youth Suicide Prevention 

The "Just Let It Out" campaign was created as a safe place for youth to learn about and discuss topics that they might be too embarrassed to talk about in many social circles.  Topics vary from family or school issues, relationships, alcohol and other drugs, and thoughts of suicide and depression. Youth are encouraged to "Let it Out" or to find someone to help.  Check out the site at