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Behavioral Health

Sadly, suicide rates are increasing across the country, with Eagle County having one of the highest rates in the state. Years ago, Mountain Youth initiated evidence-based suicide prevention trainings for community members. Soon after SpeakUp ReachOut formed, facilitating programs and trainings. 

 

As for statistics CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) shares:

  • Men are more suicidal than women, but women attempt suicide more than men. 

  • 37% of suicides involved alcohol. 

  • 40% of suicide attempts involved alcohol. 

 

Risk factors include previous suicidal attempts, substance abuse, mental health disorders, access to weapons, isolation and disabilities. Be the hero: don't shy away from tough situations. Be the someone who is willing to support, love and give hope. Together, we can create a culture of positive self-esteem with better access to mental health resources. 

 

Mountain Youth collaborates with Eagle County Schools and the Safe2Tell program. Safe2Tell provides young people a way to anonymously report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, helping to prevent tragedies.

Safe2Tell

1-877-542-7233

Boys Town National Hotline

(all youth, not just boys)

1-800-448-3000