The resources listed below were initially compiled by Heidi R. Lindeman, a graduate student at Regis University. Thanks to Heidi for sharing her research for us to include on the site.Over time, we have added resources that we become aware of.
If you are considering suicide and need support, please contact the 24/7 hotline numbers listed below. They are staffed and equipped to handle such needs. From the mother of a kid who left way too soon, please know that suicide is NOT the answer.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 http://coloradocrisisservices.org
Boulder Walk-in Crisis Services
3180 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Text Support for Suicide Prevention: If you text "Home" to 741741 when you are feeling depressed, sad, or going through any kind of emotional crisis, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger ones, prefer text to talking on the phone. It's a free service to anyone-- teens, adults, etc.-- who live in the US. Depression is real, you are not alone.
Below The Surface--Colorado Crisis Text Line: The Below the Surface text-line awareness campaign was created in 2017 in response to a wave of teen suicides in Colorado Springs. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado Springs and the Design Rangers creative strategy firm designed this series of posters, cards, stickers and other materials in consultation with eight Pikes Peak area teens. The state was so impressed by the campaign’s success, uniqueness and authenticity that it decided to invest in leveraging the group’s foundational work on a statewide basis. Learn more at need2text.com and belowthesurfaceco.com.
Second Wind Fund: http://www.thesecondwindfund.org/
Serves students to the age of 18 in Jefferson and Boulder Counties in Colorado-only.
While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.
Safe2Tell Colorado: 1-877-542-7233 https://safe2tell.org/
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.
It’s Not Over Yet Community
A social media community where people who have been touched personally by suicide can come to speak out, share their stories, create community, fight stigma and find support. https://www.facebook.com/HopeIsRisingSOS/
You Matter, LLC
“You Matter, LLC was started with one simple goal, to prevent suicide. To remind people that they matter. They matter to their parents, they matter to their family, they matter to their children, they matter to their friends…they matter period. Our hope is that the message will become widespread and may even give a desperate person hope to live one more day, to seek help, to open up to their family and friends.”
“ ; your story is not over yet”
“Within the belief that suicide is generally preventable, the mission of Project Semicolon is to help reduce the incidents of suicide in the world through connected community and greater access to information and resources. We believe that suicide prevention is the collective responsibility of each and every person on the planet.”
Speaking of Suicide
“A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, survivors, mental health professionals, & the merely curious”
Substance Abuse and Suicide Guide
DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. (Jeffco requires new employees to complete this course.)
Question. Persuade. Refer. Our mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
Out of the Darkness Walk
For-profit treatment centers throughout the U.S. Here's a link to a map with all locations.
Single Mothers Grants
Helps financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs. The directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.
Grants for Native American (Nationwide)
This website provides detailed information on native american grants that could help low income individuals and families [ two parent and single parent ] with grants and scholarships. Assistance is offered free of cost to eligible families who can offer sufficient documentation to prove financial hardship.