Community campfire

Robert Galbreath photo

Aaron Preece, center, a counselor at High Country Behavioral Health in Pinedale, opens the Suicide Prevention Community Campfire at Shelter Park in Pinedale on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Preece and other community leaders stressed the need to raise awareness about suicide, decrease the stigma around the issue and discuss resources to help people struggling with suicidal ideation. The campfire provided an opportunity for community members to gather and share stories about how suicide impacted their lives in an open and accepting environment. Musician Jared Rogerson performed a song about mental health he wrote for the event. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, call or text 988, or chat 988lifeline.org.

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