In Laramie County, 8 out of 10 suicides are by firearm
(Source: Laramie County Suicide Fatality Review Team 2022 Annual Report)
Preventing access to methods of harming oneself—including secure, separate firearm and ammunition storage—is one of the most effective ways to reduce suicide.
If you or someone in your home is displaying signs of depression, experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, or going through a traumatic emotional event,
limiting access to firearms is crucial.
In addition to securing firearms and ammunition to make them inaccessible to the person at risk, you can ask a trusted friend or local organization to secure the firearms
and ammunition off-site until the situation improves.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, call or text 988 to receive free, confidential, 24/7 care and