Reach Out, Save a Life

September is National Suicide Prevention month. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, is hosting World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2017. This year’s theme is “Take a Minute, Save a Life” and will focus on raising awareness [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Events, SJBPH Columns, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Reach Out, Save a Life

Suicide Prevention Community Summit: Summary Report

Overview San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is grateful for your participation in the Suicide Community Prevention Summit, held at Miller Middle School on May 11th. The voice and ongoing involvement of community members is so important as we all work together to reduce suicides. The summit included a Brief Suicide Intervention Training, breakout [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Community Summit: Summary Report

Suicide Prevention Community Summit to be held to help address the issue

Sadly, the southwest Colorado region has experienced more than its share of suicides over the last few years, with regional and state suicide rates significantly higher than the national average. The demographics of suicide victims are broad, crossing a wide range of ages, genders, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Suicide is a major public health issue [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Events, Public Service Announcements, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Community Summit to be held to help address the issue

Suicide Prevention Community Summit taking place on May 11th

In an effort to address the issue of suicide, a number of state, regional, and local organizations, agencies, and schools have come together to provide a  venue to share information and resources, as well as present opportunities to receive feedback from community members. The Suicide Prevention Community Summit is regarded as a kickoff event [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Suicide Prevention|Comments Off on Suicide Prevention Community Summit taking place on May 11th
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