Suicide

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Irish Embassy Pub launches suicide awareness campaign

The Irish Embassy Pub is raising awareness about suicide rates in La Plata County through a medium some might not expect: rocks. The “Clovers for Courage” campaign is intended to promote random...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Murder suspect shoots himself at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Police said Tuesday they are unsure why a Louisiana man suspected of killing his wife drove 19½ hours to Durango to shoot himself outside the emergency room doors at Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man, 49, found dead Sunday in his home

A 49-year-old man was found dead Sunday in a Durango West II home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Bender...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Basin Public Health tackles mental illness

San Juan Basin Public Health has launched a new public health campaign called “Let’s Talk Colorado” to address the stigma surrounding mental illness. “We are formally partnering with San Juan...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former Durango attorney, playwright found dead north of town

The La Plata County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died by suicide last weekend as Jeffrey Deitch of Durango. Deitch, 60, was found dead by hikers about 10 a.m. Sunday on a trail between...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango community continues discussion about suicide prevention

A group of about 30 people gathered Tuesday evening at the Durango Community Recreation Center for continued discussion about suicide prevention in Southwest Colorado. The meeting was facilitated...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango district warns of student exposure to destructive media

DENVER – Durango School District 9-R has sent a letter to staff and parents to thank them for their involvement in the suicide prevention summit and to warn about two issues that have gained...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mom hopes ‘I Am Loved’ buttons will help community heal

A Durango mother ordered 1,000 buttons to distribute to the public in an effort to impact mental health in the community after a student at her daughter’s middle school recently died by suicide....

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Basin health developing action plan to reduce suicides

A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness and creation of support groups and suicide prevention awareness programs are likely to be part of a new community action plan to reduce...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suicide prevention summit draws hundreds

More than 800 people attended a suicide prevention summit Thursday focused on gathering feedback from the community about its needs and training attendees about how talk to someone who may be...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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High suicide rate in La Plata County spawns prevention summit

In response to the region’s high suicide rate, San Juan Basin Public Health is holding a summit Thursday to gather information about the community’s needs and offer suicide intervention training....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News