Suicide prevention

Coroner says 3 people died by suicide this week in La Plata County

Three suicides were reported this week in La Plata County, Coroner Jann Smith said. On Wednesday night, authorities responded to an apartment complex on Florida Road for a 16-year-old Durango boy...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies from gunshot wound south of Durango

A 37-year-old La Plata County man was found dead Monday south of Durango from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said authorities were called to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental health experts brace for increased need

Mental health service providers in Southwest Colorado are moving to remote work, expanding teletherapy video and phone networks and helping increasingly anxious or depressed clients. They foresee –...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native found dead near Rotary Park

A 69-year-old Durango native was found dead Tuesday night near Rotary Park. Francisco Lopez appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. Durango Police...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trains faculty, staff in suicide prevention

Here are some myths about suicide: No one can stop a suicide if a person is committed. Those who talk about suicide don’t do it. Confronting a person considering suicide will only make them angry...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man found dead Thursday

A 66-year-old man was found dead Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said deputies received a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County veterans center saves 15 lives in first year

The Veterans Outreach Center of La Plata County, which opened last year to help address the physical and mental health needs of those who have served, has stabilized 15 veterans who were...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees fewer deaths by suicide

The number of deaths by suicide in La Plata County has fallen in recent years, giving hope that preventive efforts are working. This year, eight residents have died by suicide in La Plata County,...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents call for behavioral health care reform

In emotional and sometimes tearful testimony, residents told state officials Tuesday the behavioral health system in Southwest Colorado is understaffed and unable to provide sufficient care for...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention stickers help forge community connections in Southwest Colorado

BAYFIELD – Celebrating Healthy Communities used stickers Saturday to spread its suicide prevention message during its second annual sticker shock event. The Durango-based coalition organized the...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute concert of Avicii’s music to benefit mental health

NEW YORK – A benefit concert for suicide prevention featuring the music of the late star Avicii is being planned for Dec. 5 in Stockholm. Proceeds will support the work of the new Tim Bergling...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Music

Suicide survivor will help others learn to tell their story

Sharing the story of surviving a suicide attempt or losing a loved one to suicide can help bring others hope and healing. “It doesn’t have to be this scary, unspoken taboo,” said Emma Harmon, a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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