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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

The Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Colorado, was the site of a community forum hosted by the Aspen Hope Center, Wednesday May 29, 2014.  The topic, in general, was mental health; specifically, suicide awareness and prevention. In addition to professionals from Garfield County Public Health, Aspen Hope Center, NAMI Roaring Fork, our own Kim Nuzzo, and The Buddy Program, local residents bravely stepped up to the podium to share their personal stories of suicide and mental illness. Staggering facts noted during the forum included: 105 people, daily, die from suicide (1 person every 14 minutes) nationally For every 1 suicide, there are 25 attempts 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness annually 20% of youth, ages 13-18, suffer from severe mental health disorders 70% of youth in juvenile detention have at least one mental health condition In the age bracket of 15-19 years, suicide is the 2nd leading…

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