Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

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Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Nonprofit seeks to raise $5,000 for materials
The message, “Don’t be afraid to call 970-247-5245. ... If you can’t call, text 741741” is expected to be spread across La Plata and Montezuma counties to help prevent suicide.

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

The message, “Don’t be afraid to call 970-247-5245. ... If you can’t call, text 741741” is expected to be spread across La Plata and Montezuma counties to help prevent suicide.
How to get help

Help for people having suicidal thoughts or for those who fear a person is considering killing himself:

Axis Health System: 24-hour hotline at 247-5245.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) or text “TALK” to 741741.

RED Nacional de Prevención Del Suicidio: (888) 628-9454.

National Crisis text Hotline: 741741

Fort Lewis College Counseling Center: 247-7212.

Boys Town Hotline: (800) 448-3000.

Safe2Tell Colorado: (877) 542-7233 or online at https://safe2tell.org.

Colorado Crisis Support Line: (844) 493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 or online at www.coloradocrisisservices.org to access a live chat available in 17 languages. The line has mental-health professionals available to talk to adults or youths about any crisis, 24 hours a day.

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.

Survivors Support Group: Heartbeat of Durango meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Grief Center, 2243 Main Ave., second floor. For more information, call Janna at 749-1673.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Colorado chapter information available at https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-colorado/.

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

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