Suicide

Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound identified

A man found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area in the 3000 block of County Road 126, about 13 miles southwest of Durango, was identified Thursday as 39-year-old Sean...

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

High suicide rate, spike in Safe2Tell reports prompt youth study in La Plata County

La Plata County will have more information to better prevent youth suicides next year after a study that will be funded by the Attorney General’s Office. La Plata, Pueblo, El Paso and Mesa counties...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new way to track our mental health indicators

Mental Health Colorado, a statewide nonprofit, is making it easier to track depression, suicide, opioid overdoses and other regional mental health indicators. “Our goal is to equip individuals with...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado identifies La Plata, Montezuma counties as high priorities for suicide prevention

The state Office of Suicide Prevention has identified La Plata and Montezuma counties as priority areas for comprehensive prevention efforts. The counties will be part of a collaborative effort...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man under investigation for vulgar letter found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 62-year-old Durango man who was under investigation for leaving a vulgar letter on the windshield of a car parked at the Durango Community Recreation Center was found dead from a self-inflicted...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans gather for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

People who gathered in Durango on Saturday as part of the annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day talked about their grief of losing people they know, but most on their mind was: Why is...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anonymous hotline sees increase in calls from students

More students are making more calls to a statewide anonymous hotline to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others, a trend that educators regard as positive. “Kids are feeling more...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to screen students for suicide risk factors

High school and middle school students in Durango School District 9-R will be screened for suicide risk factors as the community seeks to bolster prevention efforts. This week, the issue rose to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School. “We’re better off having...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patricia Shadell remembered by friends and family at vigil

More than 100 people gathered Tuesday evening at a candlelight a vigil remembering Patricia “Tricia” Shadell, who died by suicide Monday. Friends and family huddled together at the gazebo in Rotary...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who jumped off bridge identified as 38-year-old Hesperus resident

Authorities have identified a woman suspected of jumping off a bridge and falling to her death Wednesday night in south Durango as 38-year-old Manda Burger of Hesperus. According to Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after jumping off bridge on U.S. Highway 550/160

A woman died Wednesday evening after jumping off the bridge over the Animas River on U.S. Highway 550/160 near the intersection of Colorado Highway 3, commonly referred to as the High Bridge. Cmdr....

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News