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Sep

21

Cry for Help Webinar on Young Children and Suicide: Sept. 27, 2011

By Sue Sommers

Click here for this important free webinar from Well Aware.

Sep

21

Sept. Webinars on Children & Teens

By Sue Sommers

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a series of webinars that are a must for educators, parents and anyone working with youth.

Sep

21

Casper Star-Tribune Series on Suicide in Wyoming

By Sue Sommers

“By Our Own Hand” is an online special section and a print series this week in the statewide newspaper. It discusses suicide prevention and awareness, and also gives a number of Wyoming families who have survived one or more suicides to have a voice and talk about their lives. The online special section can be found here.

There are chats, videos, and articles to read. Keith Hotle, from the Wyoming Department of Health, who spoke at the 2011 Garrett’s PALMS Suicide Awareness Walk, is quoted extensively.

Sep

16

Save the Date for 2012 Walk!

By Sue Sommers

Saturday, June 23 is the day for our 2012 Suicide Awareness Walk in Pinedale, Wyoming. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

Aug

3

Sublette Examiner Story on 2011 Suicide Awareness Walk

By Sue Sommers

Click on this link to view the photo essay that appeared in the Sublette Examiner on June 21, 2011:
“Garrett’s PALMS 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk” by Sam Luvisi (274k pdf)

Jul

1

Pinedale Roundup story on 2011 Awareness Walk

By Sue Sommers

Click on this post for the link to the photo essay by Travis Pearson, courtesy of the Pinedale Roundup newspaper. It was published on June 24, 2011. Thank you to editor Casey Dean!

“A Walk to Stop Suicide” (2.3 MB PDF)

Jun

30

2011 Awareness Walk Photos on Flickr!

By Sue Sommers

Walking to the Legion Park from the ball fields, Pinedale, Wyoming.

Click here to view public photos taken on June 18, 2011. And thanks to everyone who participated that fine day!

Jun

6

Updated Poster: See you on June 18, 2011!

By Sue Sommers

Click to enlarge!

Jun

1

Scholarship Winner: Kenny Reed

By Sue Sommers

Kenny Reed, 2011 Scholarship Winner

Kenny Reed, 2011 Garrett's PALMS Scholarship Winner

Kenny Reed of Pinedale has been awarded the Garrett’s PALMS scholarship for this year.  Kenny is the son of Dave and Wendy Reed. He has been featured in the Pinedale Roundup for his athletic ability and drive as Male Student Athlete of the Month (April, 2011), and in a story about Pinedale’s senior track team members. He excels in football as a defensive end and linebacker. In track, he placed at State in shotput.

Kenny will have to decide between playing football at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Wisconsin, or running track at Chadron State College in Nebraska.  Garrett’s PALMS wishes him well in all his future endeavors.

Kenny Reed is the son of David and Wendy Reed

Kenny Reed displays the plaque bearing the names of all Garrett's PALMS scholarship winners, including his own.


Criteria for the Garrett’s PALMS scholarship require that the recipient possess an extremely good work ethic, show compassion and respect for his or her teammates, coaches, and opposing athletes, and exercise top notch sportsmanship. In addition, the recipient must do all of this with a smile and enjoying every minute! 

Kenny is the third Garrett’s PALMS scholarship recipient. Earlier winners were Ashley Transtrum and Jake Brunette.

Thanks to the Pinedale Roundup and Anita Carter for photos and information!

Jun

1

Company Support for PALMS Suicide Awareness Walk

By Sue Sommers

2011 EnCana donation to support Garrett's PALMS Suicide Awareness Walk

Karen Olsen of EnCana presents a $2000 donation to Garrett's PALMS volunteers Carole Richie, Carmen Hittle, Suzy Michnevich and Phyllis Staidl.

Garrett’s PALMS is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,000 donation from EnCana to help support the 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2011.
A donation of $500 has also come from Enterprise Products.  We thank the local offices of these companies for their generosity in helping Garrett’s PALMS bring suicide prevention and awareness to our community.</