mental health

Austin Cope

Agricultural workers have a higher suicide rate than those in any other occupation.

Austin Cope

This evening at 5:30pm, community members, mental health professionals, and social service workers will host a suicide prevention summit at Montezuma Cortez High School.

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Last year, three separate teen suicides rocked communities in Montezuma and La Plata Counties. Locals throughout the region organized forums and community meetings to discuss the best ways to address the complex and intersecting issues of behavioral health, parenting, and bullying. 

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About two weeks ago, a group of about 50 community and tribal leaders, school administrators, and members of local nonprofits gathered at the Cortez Recreation Center to talk about how to prevent suicide and bullying in the community. They talked about current issues facing the community, and how to share resources and information between different groups to help decrease the factors that lead to bullying and suicide.

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A grassroots group in Cortez is organizing community leaders and citizens to address bullying and suicide prevention.


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