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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County


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 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | 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

LGBTQ students find support within community

Many of Charlie Stein’s friends who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer have attempted suicide or considered it. Those feelings and attempts are not uncommon. A 2016 study found...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports

DENVER – Colorado’s program for parents, students and teachers to report potential school threats or violence has seen a substantial increase in reports related to suicide, surpassing bullying as...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cultural identity, open conversations aid suicide prevention among Native Americans

For Veronica Krupnick, talking to other students about mental health and thoughts of suicide at Fort Lewis College was a healing experience. The 2017 FLC graduate started attending the Wellness...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Bayfield schools start new program to prevent suicide

When teens across the social spectrum, from band members to basketball stars, get involved in suicide prevention, more students are likely to consider asking adults for help. That is the premise...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Ignacio, students get recognition for outstanding character

Character Counts is a national educational model that works to establish a positive school climate and instill critical academic, social and emotional skills, as well as core character traits....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anxiety, depression rise among college students

More than half of about 400 Fort Lewis College students surveyed in the spring reported feeling so depressed it was difficult to function at one point within the last 12 months. The striking...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Connections are key to preventing youth suicide across La Plata County

Emma Harmon wasn’t planning to try to take her life when she started driving north on U.S. Highway 550 one February night in a snowstorm. “I just felt so out of control, at that point. It was like...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family plays a critical role in preventing suicide

Youth suicide is a topic that impacts every culture and knows no boundaries. While it affects some communities more than others, the Latino community has statistically seen lower rates nationwide....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County youth speak about how they do – or don’t – connect with their community

Human connection is the No. 1 protective factor for preventing suicide, according to mental health experts. In this story, youth from all walks of life in La Plata County talk about how they find...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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