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:

Resources for Providers:

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.

In Crisis?

If you or someone you love is in an immediate mental health crisis, please call 911 or one of the following crisis resources:

The Center for Mental Health’s 24/7 Support Line: 970-252-6220

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.

Suicide Prevention
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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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