As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

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As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

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As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

Lynn Dearey plays with her dog, Bella, at their La Plata County home on Wednesday. Dearey, a suicide attempt survivor, has made it her mission to share her story with others. She also volunteers as a gatekeeper for Southern Ute Community Action Programs.

As suicide rates rise, Durangoans use their stories to help others

Luke Mehall boulders on Wednesday near Turtle Lake. Mehall suffered from a severe bout of depression in the summer of 1999 but attributes rock climbing to helping him overcome it.
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