Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

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Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

More interventions are carried out by friends and family than professionals
Susan Becker, professor of psychology at Colorado Mesa University, talks about the signs of suicidal thoughts and what people can do to help those in need. Becker led the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday evening. About 90 people attended.
Susan Becker, professor of psychology at Colorado Mesa University, addresses the crowd at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday evening.
Participants in the Suicide Prevention Community Summit sign in at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday.
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 summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Susan Becker, professor of psychology at Colorado Mesa University, talks about the signs of suicidal thoughts and what people can do to help those in need. Becker led the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday evening. About 90 people attended.
Susan Becker, professor of psychology at Colorado Mesa University, addresses the crowd at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday evening.
Participants in the Suicide Prevention Community Summit sign in at Montezuma-Cortez High School on Wednesday.
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