Welcome. We are the Colorado chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.
The AFSP Colorado chapter was chartered in June 2012. We share the mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 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. We serve Colorado by bringing suicide prevention programs to our area.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it. AFSP does this by:
- Supporting research to further the understanding and treatment of depression and the prevention of suicide.
- Providing information and educating about depression and suicide.
- Promoting professional education for the recognition and treatment of depression and suicidal individuals.
- Publicizing the magnitude of depression and suicide and the need for research, prevention and treatment.
- Supporting programs for suicide survivor treatment, research and education.
In Colorado's local communities, AFSP has used funds raised by:
- Providing the suicide awareness training, More Than Sad:Teen Depression education program to High Schools in multiple school districts.
- Providing funding to implement Sources of Strength – peer leader/suicide awareness training at multiple High Schools.
- Providing funding for safeTALK and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) suicide awareness trainings to the community at large beginning in the fall of 2011 and throughout 2012 and 2013.
To learn more about how you can get involved with AFSP Colorado and our communities that help make all of the great work in Colorado happen, visit our Get Involved page.
Did you know?
The Colorado Chapter
was first chartered on
June 8, 2012.