suicides http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Part of National Effort to Tackle Mental Health Services, Stigma http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-part-national-effort-tackle-mental-health-services-stigma <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Roaring Fork Valley is part of a national effort to tackle mental health problems. Locals met with state mental health leaders this weekend to talk about what the key issues are here. The goal is to help figure out the best way to solve them.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:29:19 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16647 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Part of National Effort to Tackle Mental Health Services, Stigma Experts, Residents Headline Suicide Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/experts-residents-headline-suicide-forum <p class="p1">Last night, more than three hundred people gathered to learn about a very difficult subject. Residents from Aspen and the greater Roaring Fork Valley attended the Wheeler Opera House for a community forum on suicide. The event was prompted by a spike in suicides this winter, as well as the ongoing high rate in the Valley. Last night’s forum was hosted by the Aspen Hope Center.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:49:16 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16348 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Experts, Residents Headline Suicide Forum Suicides Prompt Meeting On Better Prevention http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/suicides-prompt-meeting-better-prevention <p class="p1">A string of suicides &nbsp;has sparked a community meeting on the subject. After three deaths in period of ten days, the Aspen Hope Center held a gathering yesterday on how to better tackle the troubling problem. Counselors, law enforcement, residents, and others met in Basalt. <b>&nbsp;</b></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:51:42 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14274 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Suicides Prompt Meeting On Better Prevention Health Officials Ponder how to Reduce Suicide-Gun Deaths http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/health-officials-ponder-how-reduce-suicide-gun-deaths <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-2425bcb3-cc99-8958-34b2-68b9d15c62db" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Verdana;color:#1a1a1a;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The number of people who commit suicide with a gun in Colorado is four times higher than the number of gun-related homicides. Public health professionals and gun manufacturers are considering measures to reduce the number of suicides -- including “smart guns” that can only be fired by the owner. Colorado Public Radio’s Rabah Kamal has more.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:01:28 +0000 Rabah Kamal 1654 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Health Officials Ponder how to Reduce Suicide-Gun Deaths