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Published September 25, 2023
The Firearms Research Center (FRC), housed at the University of Wyoming College of Law, has launched a new page on its website dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention.
Through a partnership with the Cheyenne Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Walk the Talk America, the FRC’s new webpage includes safe storage maps, gun safety tips and a mental health directory.
“The suicide crisis is devastating families across the nation, and the Firearms Research Center is committed to doing our part to raise awareness and provide resources to the public,” says FRC Executive Director Ashley Hlebinsky. “Through this webpage, the FRC hopes to educate those who own, use, sell and/or rent firearms about safe handling and storage practices, as well as encourage efforts to prevent suicide involving firearms.”
“We are grateful for the Cheyenne Veterans Health Administration, Walk the Talk America and many others who have partnered with the FRC to provide insight, guidance and resources for our new webpage,” says FRC Director George Mocsary. “As we recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month, we hope this new online hub will educate, empower and, ultimately, help save a life.”
To access the new suicide awareness and prevention webpage, visit www.firearmsresearchcenter.org/suicide-prevention.
About the Firearms Research Center
The FRC was founded in 2023 to establish more voices in the firearms discussion; create a pipeline of graduates prepared to serve as firearms lawyers; and act as a reliable, nonpartisan resource for firearms-related information.
By bringing together scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and experts without traditional academic backgrounds, the FRC’s aim is to foster a broad discourse and produce meaningful change in how firearms are discussed and understood. The center will serve as a resource for academics, practitioners, lawmakers, members of the media and the public on the uses and roles of firearms in society -- both past and present.
For more information, visit www.firearmsresearchcenter.org.
About Walk the Talk America
Walk the Talk America is dedicated to bridging the gap between mental health and responsible gun ownership. Its mission is to enhance the perception of mental health among gun owners while elevating the standard of mental health care within this community. Walk the Talk America is uniquely positioned as an organization that integrates the wisdom of gun-owning mental health professionals, offering innovative solutions derived from real-world experiences.
For more information, visit www.walkthetalkamerica.org.
About the Cheyenne Veterans Health Administration
Cheyenne VHA takes a proactive approach to addressing the critical issue of veteran suicide through its Suicide Prevention Program. Committed to the well-being of the nation’s heroes, VHA’s program offers a comprehensive range of services and support systems designed to identify at-risk individuals, provide timely intervention and promote mental health and resilience among veterans. By fostering a culture of care and compassion, the Cheyenne VHA Suicide Prevention Program aims to reduce the incidence of veteran suicide, ensuring that those who have served the country receive the help and support they deserve.