For the sake of others: Resources
November 17, 2013
If you or someone you know is in crisis: dial 911.
People also can call the following numbers for assistance:
■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide hotline: 970-846-8182
■ Colorado West Regional Mental Health: 970-879-2141 or 888-207-4004 for 24 hour emergency services.
■ National suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255
In most cases, people show signs of distress before they commit suicide. Some of these include:
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■ Withdrawing from family and friends
■ Acquiring a gun or pills
■ Losing interest in favorite activities
■ Giving away items and putting affairs in order
■ Showing no sense of humor
A more complete list can be found at http://www.preservinglife.org.
REPS also offers training in suicide prevention. Call 970-846-8182 for more information.
What you can do:
If a friend or loved one is threatening suicide, talking about or making plans for suicide:
■ Do not leave the person alone.
■ Remove from the vicinity any firearms, drugs or sharp objects that could be used used for suicide.
■ Take the person to an emergency room or walk-in clinic at a psychiatric hospital.
■ If a psychiatric facility is unavailable, go to your nearest hospital or clinic.
■ If the above options are unavailable, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
The Depression/Bi-Polar, Anxiety Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month in Conference Room #2 at Yampa Valley Medical Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Check the calendar at http://www.preservinglife.org to see the most updated schedule.
The Heartbeat Suicide Survivor Support Group is available for anyone that has lost a loved one to suicide. Call REPS Executive Director, Ronna Autrey for times and dates at 970-846-8182.