Suicide prevention summit draws hundreds

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Suicide prevention summit draws hundreds

Event kicks off community’s long-term response
Desiree Henderson reads some of the answers to questions posed by San Juan Basin Public Health at the suicide prevention summit at Miller Middle School on Thursday. Feedback gathered at the event will help guide future suicide prevention efforts.
Susan Becker, a psychology professor at Colorado Mesa University, walked out into the crowd to address a question at the suicide prevention summit at Miller Middle School on Thursday. The event drew more than 800 people, organizers said.
For help

Help for people having suicidal thoughts or for those who fear a person is considering killing himself or herself is available from these sources:
Axis Health System: 24-hour crisis hotline at (970) 247-5245.National Suicide Prevention hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255).RED Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: (888) 628-9454.National Crisis text Hotline: 741741 Boys Town Hotline: (800) 448-3000.Safe2Tell Colorado: (877) 542-7233 or online at https://safe2tell.org.Colorado Crisis Services Support Line: (844) 493-8255. The line has mental-health professionals available to talk to, live chat or text adults or youths in English and Spanish about any crisis.Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth via online chat, text or phone.Second Wind Fund: (720) 962-0706. This is not a crisis hotline, but the fund is available to youths who face social or financial barriers to crisis counseling. The organization requires a referral by a school counselor or mental health professional.

Suicide prevention summit draws hundreds

Desiree Henderson reads some of the answers to questions posed by San Juan Basin Public Health at the suicide prevention summit at Miller Middle School on Thursday. Feedback gathered at the event will help guide future suicide prevention efforts.
Susan Becker, a psychology professor at Colorado Mesa University, walked out into the crowd to address a question at the suicide prevention summit at Miller Middle School on Thursday. The event drew more than 800 people, organizers said.
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