Finding a lifeline

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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

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Finding a lifeline

State hoping 'first line of defense' keeps lowering high suicide rates
Seeking help


Anyone who needs an understanding person to talk with or anyone who knows a depressed person they suspect might be suicidal can find help by calling the Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center’s crisis line at 247-5245. The Mental Health America crisis hotline is (800) 273-8255.

Finding a lifeline

"If people who are depressed or contemplating suicide can be persuaded to talk, the battle
is half won. We can help them navigate
to find reasonable solutions."

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