Suicide prevention

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

A health care model to reach zero suicides

Hundreds of patients go to Axis Health System in crisis each year in La Plata County, and the numbers have risen dramatically in recent years. In 2014, Axis staff assessed about 500 patients in...

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

Pediatric Partners screens for risk, teaches resiliency

Dr. Heidi McMillan wanted to offer integrated behavioral health care at Pediatric Partners of the Southwest about five years ago to help meet the needs of patients and to address the shortage of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family plays a critical role in preventing suicide

Youth suicide is a topic that impacts every culture and knows no boundaries. While it affects some communities more than others, the Latino community has statistically seen lower rates nationwide....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County youth speak about how they do – or don’t – connect with their community

Human connection is the No. 1 protective factor for preventing suicide, according to mental health experts. In this story, youth from all walks of life in La Plata County talk about how they find...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Series explores how suicide-prevention efforts work

Dear readers, Today, we bring you the first of a six-part series about youth suicide in La Plata County. Specifically, we are bringing you stories focused on solutions for education, services and...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. “The entire community is coming together – Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio – to...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. “The entire community is coming together – Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio – to...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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