suicide http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mid Valley Forum Tackles Suicide http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mid-valley-forum-tackles-suicide <p></p><p>Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a new law creating a commission to tackle the issue of suicide in Colorado. Members are to be chosen within the next two months, and will include representatives from mental health, law enforcement, education, and other sectors. The commission comes as providers in the Roaring Fork Valley are also trying to figure out how to keep people from committing suicide. Representatives from the mid Valley met in Carbondale on Wednesday to continue brainstorming and educating the public.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:28:28 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19260 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mid Valley Forum Tackles Suicide 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 Valley Roundup - February 7th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-7th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>The Aspen Times’ Andy Stone and Aspen Daily News’ Carolyn Sackariason join us this week to discuss:</p><p>The death of a friend; Stewart Oksenhorn chose this week to take his own life.</p><p>The snow that keeps on coming; the wet heavy kind.</p><p>Aspen goes after homeowners who rent out their place and don’t pay any lodging tax.</p><p>The TSA goes fast-track at Aspen Airport.</p><p>Casa Tua is off the hook for its big-pour to a local drunk.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary – Tracking the local Sochi connection. Also, robots writing poetry; the horror, the horror.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13991 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - February 7th, 2014