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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

http://www.afsp.org/

Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment

Office of Suicide Prevention

Injury, Suicide & Violence Prevention Unit
Linking Communities, Building Awareness, Preventing Suicide

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/suicide/

CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Injury Prevention & Control

http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/

US Deptartment of Veteran Affairs

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/

Prevention Organizations

Local Organizations

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) http://www.sprc.org/stateinformation/statepages/showstate.asp?stateID=6

 

Colorado Dept of Public Health & Environment http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/suicide/

Office of Suicide Prevention – Injury, Suicide & Violence Prevention Unit
Linking Communities, Building Awareness, Preventing Suicide

 

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Coloradohttp://www.suicidepreventioncolorado.org/

Reducing Suicide and its Impact for all Coloradans

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado works to reduce suicide and its impact for all Coloradans through advocacy, collaboration and education. We work with individuals, suicide prevention, mental health organizations, hospitals, government agencies, universities and schools and more throughout the state.

 

Metro Crisis Services (Denver) http://www.metrocrisisservices.org/

 

Second Wind Fund of Metro Denverhttp://www.swfmd.org/

The mission of Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (SWFMD) is to decrease the incidence of teen suicide by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth.

 

Carson J Spencer Foundationhttp://carsonjspencer.org

The Carson J Spencer Foundation is a Colorado nonprofit, established in 2005.  We envision a world where leaders and communities are committed to sustaining a passion for life. We sustain a passion for life by:

  • Delivering innovative and effective suicide prevention programs for working-aged people
  • Coaching young leaders to develop social enterprises for mental health promotion and suicide prevention
  • Supporting people bereaved by suicide

 

Working Minds – http://workingminds.org/

The mission is to realize this vision, Working Minds provides tools and networks to workplaces to assist with suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.  Because the majority of people who complete suicide are of working age, and because workplaces, like schools, are an appropriate and effective venue for addressing the public health issue, Working Minds seeks to engage workplace communities with three strategies:

  1. Establishing a Workplace Suicide Prevention Network: Creating a networking infrastructure that aligns workplaces with suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.
  2. Providing State of the Art Training: Increasing suicide prevention capacity in workplaces by offering educational workshops, webinars, and skill building training, including Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention “gatekeeper training.”
  3. Changing the Culture of Suicide Prevention in the Workplace: Through social marketing campaigns (media strategies designed to increase awareness and change attitudes), Working Minds seeks to let people know: suicide affects everyone and we have a shared responsibility to prevent it; it is courageous to ask for help; you (an individual in crisis, a supervisor, a workplace) are not alone – lots of resources exist to help you through a suicide crisis.

 

 

National Organizations

National Suicide Preventionhttp://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Preventionhttp://www.afsp.org/

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/

World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/suicideprevent/en/

American Association of Suicidologyhttp://www.suicidology.org/web/guest/home

SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education – http://www.save.org

US Dept of Veteran Affairs http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx

Harvard School of Public Healthhttp://www.hsph.harvard.edu/means-matter/