Suicide prevention

Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy

Regional schools are looking at new methods for dealing with troubling behavior, including adopting restorative practices that turn disciplinary actions into learning experiences that promote...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth screened regularly for vision, hearing. What about mental health?

Universal mental health screenings in Colorado schools could be one way to address the growing problem of youth suicide. The basic tests could function like vision and hearing screenings to alert...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention bill would allow youths 12 and up to seek their own care

Children as young as 12 may be allowed to seek mental health care without their parents’ consent if a bill pending this year in the Colorado state Legislature is approved. The proposed law, HB 19...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify man who died last week near Hermosa

A man found dead last week near an abandoned vehicle died by suicide, investigators said Wednesday. Anthony Kaszowski, 57, worked in La Plata County but did not have a permanent residence here,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monica Lewinsky to share story of surviving cyberbullying in Durango

Monica Lewinsky describes herself as “patient zero” for losing her personal reputation on a global scale. In April during a visit to Durango, the former White House intern who had a sexual...

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

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

While crafting decorations for a Tree of Life mural in a shared cafeteria, Big Picture High School students encouraged The Juniper School elementary students to think about how they deal with...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School students learn about suicide prevention

Animas High School students educated community members Monday about the importance of relationships in suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health. “Nobody is exempted from the right to...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students promote mental health

Animas High School seniors will unveil their efforts to promote mental health and suicide prevention Monday at a Community of Resilience event. The students developed the event, as well as a film,...

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

Survey: Teens struggle with prolonged sadness

About a third of teenagers in La Plata County and across Colorado are experiencing prolonged feelings of sadness or hopelessness, according to state data. The 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey ...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report says La Plata County teens lacking meaningful relationships with adults

A report from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office shows that disconnection from caring adults, social media use and exclusion from extracurricular activities, among many other factors, are...

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

Suicide-prevention efforts to expand next year in La Plata County

Efforts to address the high rate of suicides in La Plata County will expand in scope next year, community group representatives said Thursday at a forum. A panel of six experts highlighted new...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention forum to highlight community efforts

Those working to prevent suicide will update the community about their work involving Durango School District 9-R, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and other organizations at a forum this week. The...

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

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