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Resources Available For People Thinking About Suicide

1140 Suicide Prevention

April 6, 2018 – New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for suicides in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People who might be thinking about suicide might also face challenges finding a place to get help in our large, mostly rural state. 

This week Sarah Gustavus sits down with Wendy Linebrink-Allison from the New Mexico Crisis and Action Line to talk about the power a single conversation can have for individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

If you or a someone you know is struggling, call the New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474), or call or text the Peer to Peer Warmline at 1-855-4NM-7100 (1-855-466-7100). 

Pure Land: Annette McGivney

Pure Land

February 9, 2018 – In her new book, Pure Land, author Annette McGivney chronicles the decade she spent covering Japanese hiker Tomomi Hanamure’s 2006 murder. The 34-year-old was killed on her birthday near the picturesque waterfalls on the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon. A Native man, Randy Wescogame, was convicted of her murder.

McGivney followed the case as Southwest regional editor for Backpacker Magazine but couldn’t quite explain why she was unable to let go of the histories that brought Hanamure and Wescogame together. Then, as the Flagstaff-based author and journalist was midway through researching the book, her own past came roaring back into her life and refused to be ignored.

More:

Backpacker: Freefall: Murder in the Grand Canyon
Santa Fe Reporter: 3 Questions
I Am Pure Land