CHEYENNE – A new collaboration between Recover Wyoming and Grace for 2 Brothers will result in suicide prevention training for peer specialists in Wyoming.

A Laramie County Prevention Grant through Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is funding the effort.

The Wyoming Peer Specialist Training prepares individuals who have personal experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and who are now in long-term recovery from those challenges, to help others achieve long-term recovery, according to a news release.

Peer specialists work in a variety of settings, including detox and substance use treatment centers, mental health centers, shelters for persons experiencing homelessness, jails, federally qualified health centers, VA hospitals, crisis units and support groups.

The 36-hour training will include an added focus area on suicide prevention and support, specifically with a module on the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method.

The added suicide prevention component will assist Grace for 2 Brothers in its mission to prevent suicide through awareness and education by providing facilitators and supporters with additional training and professional development.

The Wyoming Peer Specialist Training will be Nov. 11-15 in Cheyenne. Applications for the training are available and can be picked up at Recover Wyoming’s Recovery Center at 122 W. Lincolnway, or call 307-421-7261 for more information.

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