Community of Resilience is the Animas High School 2018-2019 senior class project. Stemming from a need to support mental health efforts in our community and help increase the overall well-being of La Plata County residents.
Big Picture High School students mentor elementary children dealing with stress and sadness.
Fort Lewis College staff and faculty plan to work with a local nonprofit to train full-time and permanent employees in suicide intervention starting this spring. FLC employees may receive the Question Persuade Refer training, which teaches participants to recognize statements and behaviors that some people say or exhibit when they are feeling suicidal.
This month, we focus on community efforts throughout La Plata County to battle youth suicide in our solutions journalism project: “Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County.”