Suicide prevention

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | 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

Suicide-prevention work seeks partnership with gun shops

Most of the residents who died by suicide last year in La Plata County used a firearm. Guns were also used in nearly half of the more than 10,000 deaths by suicide that happened in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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