The Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation announces new suicide numbers and plans for the future of prevention.
Foundation board members announced the number at a fundraiser Saturday morning.
Executive director Sheila Linwood says although Mesa County’s suicide numbers are nearly double the national average, she says we're holding our levels steady faced with a surge of high–risk people moving into our area, "that is winning, that is winning when you've had an influx in population in a high risk category and you've maintained your numbers, that's good".
Linwood says prevention is all about letting people know that the foundation is out there, and available to those who need it most.
For more information on suicide prevention, visit http://www.suicidepreventionfoundation.org/