November 1 is Dia de Los Muertos- Day of the Dead.
Today I honor my grandmother who died from respiratory illnesses, and my grandfather passed away from Dementia. My friend died by suicide ten years ago. There is a stigma around death, but we often forget no one gets out alive. We all end up...
As luck would have it, I was able to catch up with him while he stopped in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- just before he ventured into Yellowstone National Park. Earlier that same week he climbed Devil's Tower- even though he has never rock climbed before.
Think about, if you were a kid in Texas, you still got to go to school. You largely didn't have to wear masks. And you still got to play "Friday Night Lights" football. Just minutes away, right across the border- you got none of that. No school. No football. And you better wear a mask everywhere.
I came upon the accident scene on Rimrock Road at Zimmerman Trail just before 8pm on Friday (11/15) and couldn't believe what I was seeing. There was one truck with severe front end damage, and a body laying next to it.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Yellowstone Valley will hold free training to help people learn how to prevent suicide. QPR training teaches three steps to QUESTION, PERSUADE and REFER someone to help. Training session will be held March 1 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the community room at the Billings Public Library.