Prevent Suicide In Mesa County

By: Elyse Webb
By: Elyse Webb

The numbers are shocking. Suicide is all too frequent here in Mesa County. Experts say the states that have the highest amounts of suicide are in the Rocky Mountain region. Here in Mesa County we have double the national average. Experts say there are many reasons for this. One being that the area is rural and those who live here are typically very independent. They usually move away from there loved ones to come here.

Shelia Linwood, Suicide Prevention Foundation, say " It is really important that people get trained in how to detect depression or suicidal feelings. If we get more eyes and ears out there we will have less of a burden of suicide here in mesa County.'

For information on training or if you or someone who know needs help there are several programs here in Mesa County. You can call 1-800- suicide or visit Colorado West Mental Health at or

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  • by Starlett Location: Grand Jct on Aug 1, 2007 at 07:55 PM
    I want to thank you all for having me speak about suicide. It is because of your efforts to help us, that we can further our work,and passion to help prevent suicide here in our county. I come in contact with people everyday that have made an attempt, and who are desperate for something to change their thinking and their lives. Thank you again Elyse Webb and the rest of the team that helped put the piece together, great job. Respectfully, Starlett Barham Anytime I can be of assistance in this area of Mental Health Issues, feel free to contact me.
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