This Variety show, happening Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Baron's Grill, is to let others fighting depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide know that they are not alone. 

Mesa County has seen a rise in suicide lately, and this will help bring more awareness to the issue. There will be a community meeting on January 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Mesa County Health and Human Services building on 29 Road. People are invited to attend and talk about how we can help prevent suicides.

The Suicide Awareness and Prevention Variety show will open the doors at Baron's Grill at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with performances starting at 8:00 p.m. Cost for the event is just three dollars for this all ages show. There will be music, dancing, information speakers and more.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, there is a lot of help out there. The National Suicide Prevention line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, or you can contact someone at the Colorado Crisis Service at 1-844-493-8255. If you prefer to talk to someone more local, the Mindsprings Health Crisis Line at 1-888-207-4004 or text the word "start' 741741.

The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention states that suicide is the 10th highest cause of death in the United States with almost 45,000 people taking their life every year. The numbers are believed to actually be lower than the real numbers because of the stigma that people feel regarding suicide. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself, or that no one really cares, you are wrong.

Please reach out to someone for help! You are not alone. Attend this Variety show and show your support for those affected. Mesa County has one of the highest rates of suicide in the state.

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