Resources

Below are our list of our resources

Suicide Related Resources and Prevention Colorado Resources

Mental Health Partners – Colorado Crisis Services (CCS) monitors a 24-hour support line for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis.

Colorado Crisis Services – If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to talk to a trained professional. Their website is a statewide resource that provides an interactive map to locate the nearest walk-in services for a crisis, referrals, or information. The crisis support line and walk-in centers are confidential and are available 24/7/365. CLICK HERE to find a location near you.

Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention  – The lead entity for suicide prevention and intervention efforts in Colorado

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado – (SPCC) works statewide to prevent suicide and its impact.

National Resources

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – National professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental health disorders. Their website includes extensive resources for families and a “Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder”.

American Association of Suicidology – (AAS) Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Site includes a variety of resources including: suicide facts and statistics, recommended reading, videos and links, as well as information for survivors, including suggested books and support groups.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – (AFSP) Dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education and advocacy. Information on suicide prevention and for suicide loss,

American Psychiatric Association – Site offers mental health topics, including suicide, information on children and other populations,  fact sheets, medication information, etc.

American Psychological Association – Information on psychology topics, including suicide and bullying. Each topic has brief information, what to do, getting help, related news articles and books.

For referrals to mental health professionals, contact the American Psychiatric Association at 1-888-357-7924 or the American Psychological Association at 1-800-964-2000.

Mayo Clinic Treatment Center – Can search for Information on mental health and mental illness, specific disorders, suicide and mental health treatments.

Mental Health America – Promotes mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service. Mental Health America also provides a search function mental health information in English and Spanish.

National Institute of Mental Health – Site includes detailed articles on mental health disorders and treatment.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – (SPRC) supports suicide prevention to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). SPRC provides prevention support, training and resource materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and is the first federally funded center of its kind.

The Trevor Project – Assists gay/questioning youth through a 24/7 hotline (1-866-4-U-TREVOR or 1-866-488-7386).  Their website offers additional resources.

Suicide Loss Survivor Resources

NAMI Boulder County – Support Groups — If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone. There are NAMI and community support groups in the Boulder and Broomfield counties available for you to attend. These support groups are valuable tools for coping.

Bereaved Parents Support Group — For parents who have experienced the death of a child. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Download the PDF for more information: Bereaved Parents Group Flyer

Ongoing Adult Grief Groups, Structured Adult Grief Groups — Download the PDF for more information: Grief Support Groups 2020

American Association of Suicidology – Site includes a variety of resources for survivors, including suggested books and support groups located throughout the country.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers a guide, “Surviving A Suicide Loss: A Financial Guide” that includes helpful information for survivors.

Judi’s House – Provides support groups for children and their families grieving the death of a loved one from any cause, including suicide

Grief Support Network – To transform the way individuals and our culture experience loss

Compassionate Friends – Grief support after the death of a child; chapters throughout the country

Families Grieving Suicide – for survivors 3 to 18 years old and their caregivers, Judi’s House, 1741 Gaylord Street, Denver, contact 720-941-0331

Heartbeat – Peer grief support after the suicide of a loved one, offering empathy, encouragement and direction.

The Balanced Mind Foundation – Peer directed program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

Yellow Ribbon – Offers suicide prevention workshops, presentations and survivor support.

 

For referrals to mental health professionals, contact the American Psychiatric Association at 1-888-357-7924 or the American Psychological Association at 1-800-964-2000

Resources for School Mental Health Staff

National Association of School Psychologists  – (NASP) represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance mental health and educational competence of all children.

Evidence based suicide prevention programs for schools:

Signs of Suicide

Sources of Strength

Colie’s Closet

Resources for Insurance

Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) 

  • Medicaid – is free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradoans who qualify and included mental health coverage.
  • Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) – Low cost public health insurance for Colorado’s uninsured children and pregnant women who earn too much for Medicaid, but can’t afford private insurance.

Connect for Health Colorado – Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace