Suicide Prevention Resources
Working Together to Prevent Suicide
Suicide is a leading cause of death in every community—yet suicide is something that can be prevented. The Center for Mental Health is proud to work with community partners, both locally and worldwide to help encourage the conversation around suicide, so that people can learn it’s okay to talk about it and it’s okay to ask for help.
Suicide Prevention Resources
General Resources and Information:
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
- Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention: The Office of Suicide Prevention serves as a clearinghouse for the latest national trends, risk factors, prevention plans, etc. to help recognize and respond to people who are at risk.
- Man Therapy: Part of a multi-agency effort, including the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Cactus, Man Therapy™ is a resource for working-aged men (25-54 years old) who account for the largest number of suicide deaths in Colorado.
Resources for Loved Ones:
- Safe2Tell Parent Resource Center: Safe2Tell is Colorado’s anonymous reporting system. Tips can be reported by anyone worried about the safety of another.
- Simple Tips for Starting the Conversation around Mental Health and Suicide: The goal of the Let’s Talk Colorado media campaign is to reduce the stigma around mental illness so that people who need treatment are more likely to seek it.
- Strategies and Self-Care for Support Systems: Suicide is Different is a resource that includes information about balancing trust and safety, setting boundaries, how to realign priorities, coping with changes and grief, and self-care.
- Resources for Parents and Trusted Adults: Robbie’s Hope is a movement of teens working to reduce teen suicide and provide resources to communities.
Resources for Providers:
- Suicide Prevention Resource for Primary Care Providers: resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Suicide Prevention
- Zero Suicide: A framework for health and behavioral health care systems designed to improve suicide care.
Resources for Youth:
- Help a friend: Tips for Teens in Suicide Prevention: Offers youth specific strategies to support someone who is struggling.
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
- Safe2Tell (1-877-542-7233): Safe2Tell is Colorado’s anonymous reporting system. Tips can be reported by anyone worried about the safety of another.
- Safety on Social Media: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website shares information about how to report concerns about suicide on social media. In Colorado, you can also report concerns directly using Safe2Tell.
If you or someone you love is in an immediate mental health crisis, please call 911 or one of the following crisis resources:
The Axis Health’s 24/7 Support Line: 970.247.5245
The Colorado Crisis Services 24/7 Line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) text TALK to 38255
Want to Learn More About Suicide?
Looking for more information on suicide or suicidal ideation? Learn about warning signs, risk factors and tips and tools from a variety of experts on suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
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Ready to Help?
Suicide prevention is something we can all take part in. Take a course and use the resources below to learn how to be a lifeline and be able to help when someone is in crisis.
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