Resources & Referrals

A listing of many resources available in Colorado

Although AFSP is not able to recommend individual therapists, the following sources may help you find a local mental health professional:

  • Ask your doctor for a recommendation
  • Contact the departments of psychiatry, psychology, or social work at your local university or hospital
  • Use the American Psychological Association’s locator service at locator.apa.org or 1-800-964-2000.
  • Contact The American Psychiatric Association’s referral service at apa@psych.org or call 1-888-357-7924 and press 0 to speak with a customer service representative
  • Contact the National Association of Social Workers’ referral service at naswdc.org or helppro.com/HP/BasicSearch.aspx
  • If you are a veteran, contact Veterans Affairs at mentalhealth.va.gov/gethelp.asp
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration maintains lists of therapists as well as treatment centers at store.samhsa.gov/mhlocator
  • For low-cost options, visit the Mental Health America website at nmha.org/go/help or call 1-800-969-6642
  • If you have insurance coverage, you can contact your insurance carrier for in-network referrals
  • If you attend a suicide bereavement support group, you could ask the facilitator and/or other group members for recommendations
  • Speak with your local school guidance department
  • Google “Depression Research Center” together with the name of your city or local university

“Finding a Mental Health Professional: A Personal Guide,” created by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and available at dbsalliance.org/pdfs/finding.pdf, contains useful guidance about questions to ask prospective therapists. Bear in mind that not every therapist will necessarily be the right fit for you, so trust your instinct. If it doesn’t feel right after one or two appointments discuss your concerns, and if they are not addressed consider trying someone else.

For suicide bereavement supports groups in your area, click here.

The AFSP Colorado  Chapter has prepared a list of resources and general information that are available to you within Colorado. If you need help finding a specific resource or have a question, please send an email inquiry to colorado@afsp.org.

If you or someone you love is in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). In an emergency call 911.

In the Denver Metro/Boulder area, you can also contact Metro Crisis Services at 1-888-885-1222.

Facts, Statistics, Data

American Association of Suicidology

AAS National Conference

Suicide Prevention Resource Center


Colorado Resources

Carson J Spencer Foundation

Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention

Depression Center, University of Colorado Hospital

Douglas County Suicide Prevention Alliance

Douglas County Sheriff's Department Y.E.S.S. Suicide Prevention

Judi's House (Grief and Children)

Second Wind Fund

Statewide Map of Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Eagle Valley - Speak Up, Reach Out

Suicide Prevention Partnership - Pikes Peak Region

Survivor Resources

Quick Reference for Suicide Survivor Support

Seeking Hope: Stories from the Suicide Bereaved

Nationwide Parents Surviving Suicide Groups form from Denver-based group

Book: Finding Peace without all the Pieces, LaRita Archibald

Survivor Story: Coping with Loss to Suicide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Suicide Prevention Training Programs

Living Works - Suicide Prevention Training Programs

Sources of Strength - Teen Peer Suicide Prevention

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Fund

Men and Suicide

ManTherapy - a resource for men or for anyone concerned about a man in their life