Suicide Prevention http://www.kunc.org en Charting The Course For Colorado Mental Health At The Capitol http://www.kunc.org/post/charting-course-colorado-mental-health-capitol <p>Mental health became a top priority for some Colorado lawmakers following the Aurora theater shootings and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The state made a large investment in mental health services during the 2013 session, but there have been setbacks since.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:00:30 +0000 Bente Birkeland 56514 at http://www.kunc.org Charting The Course For Colorado Mental Health At The Capitol Health Research Restricted By Colorado’s Records Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/health-research-restricted-colorado-s-records-laws <p>Mountain west states – including Colorado – have higher suicide rates compared to the rest of the country. In January, Weld County reported 49 suicide deaths in 2013, marking a 10 year high.</p><p>Crafting a local <a href="http://kunc.org/post/using-stereotypes-make-feelings-manly" target="_blank">suicide prevention campaign</a> can be very difficult though, if you don’t know who is the most at risk.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:07 +0000 Jackie Fortier 56490 at http://www.kunc.org Health Research Restricted By Colorado’s Records Laws For Those Coping With Mental Illness, Help Is Hard To Find http://www.kunc.org/post/those-coping-mental-illness-help-hard-find <p>Danielle Nordeen drives a 16-year-old Toyota Camry that doesn’t handle well on snowy mountain passes. In January, Nordeen had to make the drive from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo often enough that she developed a strategy: Find a semi with its hazard lights on and follow it closely, prompting the other drivers to direct their wrath toward the trucker rather than her.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 56489 at http://www.kunc.org For Those Coping With Mental Illness, Help Is Hard To Find What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? http://www.kunc.org/post/whats-behind-us-farmer-suicide <p>An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek. And while we don’t have great statistics, some of the best numbers available suggest men on the farm today kill themselves nearly twice as often as other men in the general population.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Grant Gerlock & Harvest Public Media 55647 at http://www.kunc.org What's Behind U.S. Farmer Suicide? Using Stereotypes To Make Feelings Manly http://www.kunc.org/post/using-stereotypes-make-feelings-manly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado’s suicide rate in 2012 was the highest it’s been since record keeping began in the </span>1980's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The vast majority of them were men.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:51:29 +0000 Jackie Fortier 49299 at http://www.kunc.org Using Stereotypes To Make Feelings Manly