Mental illness

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Mental health forum draws 50 parents, counselors

Effective suicide prevention is up to each community, therapists and counselors said during a packed mental health forum Monday at Dolores Schools. Colorado has the seventh-highest number of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community grieves after two kids take their own lives

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County sheriff’s office.One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source

In the months after her 15-year-old brother-in-law’s suicide in 2010, Meghan Francone could not stop thinking about the details leading up to his death: his increasingly devout religious practices,...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado governor vetoes mental health legislation

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed legislation that rural Colorado hospitals said was necessary to address a conundrum with mental health holds. The late Thursday afternoon veto killed...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Records disprove Cortez convict’s claim of combat duty

Currently in custody at the Montezuma County jail, a homeless man who claimed to be a combat veteran was discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008 after boot camp. Military records obtained by...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless combat veteran jailed

Found guilty in connection to a knife fight, a homeless veteran has been jailed and ordered to seek mental-health treatment from the federal government. To self-medicate with marijuana, the veteran...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

PTSD seminar scheduled for county's veterans

Montezuma County will host a seminar for military veterans with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, this weekend. Held at the County Annex on Chestnut Street from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

PTSD seminar scheduled for county's veterans

Montezuma County will host a seminar for military veterans with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, this weekend. Held at the County Annex on Chestnut Street from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

PTSD seminar planned for vets

Montezuma County will host a seminar for military veterans with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, this weekend. Held at the County Annex on Chestnut Street from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday,...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City ponders panhandling puzzle

Drafting new laws to limit panhandling is proving to be a challenge for Durango. The city stopped enforcing a law that prohibited loitering for purposes of begging last fall after it received a...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

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Family of slain man expresses outrage at insanity ruling

Family members of a Cortez murder victim have criticized a court decision to commit the defendant to a state mental health facility.Charles Chavez, 62, was killed inside his home on S. Madison...

DATE: March 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in Make My Day case back in jail

A mentally disturbed man cleared of assaulting police officers last year has been arrested again: this time for violating a restraining order. Cortez Police Department records reveal that Shane...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News