Actually we should be shouting about Aspen's suicide problem from the top of Ajax. Too many good people around here have taken their own lives...right here in our mountain paradise. Pitkin County has a suicide rate 3 times the national average. It's a troubling situation but ASPEN HOPE CENTER is there to help. Aspen Hope Center was established to provide a beacon of hope to those in emotional crises. They provide comprehensive care and are trying to remove the stigma attached to mental health issues.
Click 4 pix. HOCKEY 4 HOPE 2014
Saturday, March 1...Aspen Hope Center hosts the 4th annual Hockey for Hope fundraising event. Hockey for Hope is the "battle of first responders" pitting The Aspen Police vs Snowmass Fire in a winner take all hockey match. Last year's set-to was vigorously contested...click 4 pix. Hockey 4 Hope 2013.
Come early at 5 pm...and join me...AspenSpin...on the ice for open skating. Yeah, I'm a hockey player...and I'll check you into the boards...hard... if you're even thinking about offing yourself. Suicide is a community problem and Aspen Hope Center is a tremendous resource for our community. So come support them. Root for the cops or the fire-fighters...they are your friends. But most of all support Hockey for Hope and the Aspen Hope Center.