Suicide

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official confirms Durango woman’s cause of death

A La Plata County official on Monday confirmed a Durango woman died by suicide on July 4. Jill Rebakah Williamson was at her home in Durango when she was found dead, said Coroner Jann Smith. No...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies boost efforts to stop wildland firefighter suicides

BOISE, Idaho – Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West. Toward the end, his skills and...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Law enforcement identifies man who died south of Durango

A La Plata County man who died by suicide Sunday south of Durango was identified Tuesday as Talmage Dawson Neal, 35. Neal was found about 6 p.m. at his home on County Road 218, said Sgt. Chris...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Red flag’ law could help lower suicide rates

Colorado’s controversial “red flag” gun bill, a measure that would allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those who may pose a threat, could help reduce the state’s high number of suicides. ...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple living near Oxford may have died in murder-suicide

Two people are suspected to have died in a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon south of Oxford, according to the La Plata County Coroner. Coroner Jann Smith identified Gloria Casias, 63, and her...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guido’s restaurant to close temporarily

Susan Devereaux and Amber Jacin, the mother-daughter team who own and operate Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini, plan to close the restaurant for a little more than a month beginning Saturday. Devereaux...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention forum to highlight community efforts

Those working to prevent suicide will update the community about their work involving Durango School District 9-R, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and other organizations at a forum this week. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employees at FLC to receive training in suicide intervention

Fort Lewis College employees may receive training next year in how to intervene with someone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis. FLC staff and faculty plan to work with a local nonprofit to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

To heal the community, Arapahoe High pulls together in the wake of recent suicides

A $2.8 million grant to help address teen mental health in Colorado is renewing attention among state officials on the subject of suicide. The announcement comes after two students at Arapahoe High...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Psychotherapist starts suicide loss grief group in Bayfield

A psychotherapist is founding a therapeutic support group in Bayfield for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Nicole Fuller decided to start the group after giving a talk in September about...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grief care a crucial support for the bereaved

Tye McClish’s daughter, Lily, was 13 when she died by suicide in Moab, Utah, in January 2017. “The hardest thing for me is there is not going to be any more pictures. There is not going to be any...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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