Suicide prevention

Animas High students aim to address high suicide rates

Senior humanities students at Animas High School plan to promote resiliency and mental wellness among youths in Durango through a film, magazine, web project and fundraising efforts. Students hope...

DATE: Nov. 18, 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | 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

Teen’s death leads to lasting suicide prevention project

After Cody Ledford, an Escalante Middle School student, died by suicide last year, his family asked everyone who was concerned to send donations to La Plata County 4-H in lieu of flowers. The...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Public Health sets ambitious goals for suicide prevention

After hundreds of people gathered for a summit about suicide last year, San Juan Basin Public Health started organizing a communitywide effort to work at reducing the suicide rate. Based on...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Communities That Care coalitions aim to create healthy connections

Across Colorado and in La Plata County, coalitions are working on new efforts to reduce underage drinking, drug use, violence and other problem behavior among teens. It’s work that could also help...

DATE: Oct. 16, 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

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

At Animas High School, hero’s journey is a model for tackling challenges

Students learned to see their lives as heroic journeys in Shane Nelson’s humanities class at Animas High School last year. “It was really great because a lot of us didn’t understand life at all....

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

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