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Deaths jolt Montezuma schools

Local mental health resources

For support or questions regarding mental health issues, including suicide, contact the following organizations.
Axis Health System 24 Hour FREE Crisis Counseling: 970-247-5245Safe2Tell 24 Hour Anonymous Reporting Hotline: 1-877-542-7233Southwest School-Based Health Center at M-CHS: 970-564-4855Dolores School District Office: 970-882-7255Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or coloradocrisis.org to chat online

For help

Help for people having suicidal thoughts or loved ones who fear a person is considering killing themselves can be found from these sources:

In La Plata County: Visit www.sucap.org and click on Suicide Prevention for a list of trained gatekeepers.


Axis Health Systems: 24-hour Hotline at 247-5245.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255).


Crossroads Center: 403-0180.


Boys & Girls Club Hotline: (800) 448-3000.


Safe2Tell: (866) 542-7233.


Colorado Crisis Support Line: (844) 493-8255. The line has mental-health professionals available to talk to adults or youths about any crisis.


Second Wind Fund: 946-9586. The fund is available to youths who face social or financial barriers to crisis counseling. The organization doesn’t take direct calls but requires a referral by a school counselor or mental-health professional.


Fort Lewis College Counseling Center: 247-7212.


A website for adult men contemplating suicide, who often are unwilling to seek help, is available at www.mantherapy.org.

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