New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

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New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

Man reportedly kills himself after warnings
Christopher Hendry
How to get help

For help with suicidal thoughts, depression or other mental health issues, contact the following sources:Axis Health Systemswww.axishealthsystem.org
970-565-7946
Hotline: 970-247-8255
691 E. Empire St., Cortez
Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-8255National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255National Crisis Text Hotline: 741741Action planThe San Juan Basin Public Health Department is creating an action plan to combat La Plata County’s high suicide rate, based on the public service organization LivingWorks’s “10 Pillars of a Suicide Safer Community:”Establishing a leadership committee with representation from schools, healthcare providers, the faith community, law enforcement and others;Develop a community needs assessment and action plan to guide the leadership team;Mental health and wellness promotion that could include enhancing existing resources with such things as mindfulness training and family-friendly gathering places;Suicide prevention awareness that could include expanding initiatives such as anti-bullying programs;Training community members to identify at-risk people and help them get needed support;Suicide intervention collaboration to ensure crisis providers and counselors can provide needed support;Improve clinical and support services collaboration and communication to better understand possible gaps in services;Suicide bereavement support and ensuring resources are accessible to individuals and families;Evaluation and dissemination of the action plan, andCapacity building and sustainability to ensure the efforts have long-lasting strength.

New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

Christopher Hendry
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