Suicide

Durangoans gather for Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

People who gathered in Durango on Saturday as part of the annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day talked about their grief of losing people they know, but most on their mind was: Why is...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man found dead Wednesday from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 53-year-old Durango man was found dead Wednesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Mark Jungen was found at a family cabin near Electra Lake on...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at the Suicide Prevention Community Summit at Montezuma-Cortez High School. “We’re better off having...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who jumped off bridge identified as 38-year-old Hesperus resident

Authorities have identified a woman suspected of jumping off a bridge and falling to her death Wednesday night in south Durango as 38-year-old Manda Burger of Hesperus. According to Durango Police...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man, 49, found dead Sunday in his home

A 49-year-old man was found dead Sunday in a Durango West II home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Bender...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect shoots himself at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Police said Tuesday they are unsure why a Louisiana man suspected of killing his wife drove 19½ hours to Durango to shoot himself outside the emergency room doors at Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin health developing plan to reduce suicides

A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness and creation of support groups and suicide prevention awareness programs are likely to be part of a new community action plan to reduce...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman, 22, found dead at home

A 22-year-old Durango woman was found dead Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender. Around 3 p.m., sheriff’s...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunshot victim in Durango West II identified

A 32-year-old Durango man appears to have died by suicide Sunday in the Durango West II subdivision, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The man was identified as Jason Alan Richards. Richards...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men found dead in separate incidents

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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