October 13-14 28, 2018 Eagle Pool & Ice Rink – Eagle, CO
The Hockey Enables Reaching Out Classic was started to raise money and community awareness for mental health and suicide prevention in our area; with a focus on the Emergency Responders who answer these calls on a daily basis and the effects it can have on their mental wellbeing.
Colorado is ranked 7th in the nation for overall suicide deaths with 1093 deaths in 2015.
Between 2004 and 2014 there were 196 suicide deaths among first responders in Colorado. This includes professions of correction officer, dispatcher, EMS, fire, police and security.
More than 56% of these deaths were related to circumstances of current depressed mood. 45.6% of these deaths were also veterans of the armed services.
Research shows that men aged 25-64 in Colorado have the highest rate of suicide.
References: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Colorado Violent Death Reporting System.
Proceeds Go to SpeakUp ReachOut Mission: To prevent suicide in Eagle County by providing education, training, and HOPE.
Visit www.speakupreachout.org for more information
Eagle County Emergency Responders Fund Mission: To raise and manage funds for the benefit of Eagle County Emergency Responders and their immediate families during times of hardship or crisis.
Visit www.givebackeagle.org for more information