Suicide Hotline Phone Numbers
|Metro Crisis Line
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
|National Spanish Speaking Suicide Hotline
||1-800-273-TALK *Press 2 (1-800-273-8255 *Press 2)
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TTY
|National LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline
- Released December 2012 by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Douglas County School District, and Douglas County Government
National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens, SAMHSA, Ad Council, and Inspire USA Foundation
- Suicide Is the Third Leading Cause of Death Among 15- to 24-Year-Olds
- We Can Help Us campaign empowers teens by reminding them that there are ways to get through whatever problems they face.
- Campaign Website - reachout.com
- Web site features stories from teens, as well as tips to help cope with tough issues and links to resources, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for teens who need immediate help. The PSAs will be distributed widely in the national media this week.
- To view more details about the campaign, please view the National Suicide Prevention Campaign for Teens Multimedia News Release. You can also visit SAMHSA's Web site or the Ad Council Web site to learn more.
- How You Can Support the Campaign
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you or someone you know needs help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, the mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services.
- This site provides materials to spread the word about the Lifeline. These materials can easily be customized with your organization's logo and contact information.
- Rural Solutions is a coalition of grassroots organizations, mental health providers, social services departments, handicapped services, public health, Area Agency on Aging and elected officials.
- They work to coordinate health and human service needs assessments and program development in ten counties in Northeast Colorado. These counties include: Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma.
- The LifeSource Project is a program of Rural Solutions, a non-profit organization serving Northeast Colorado. In 2009, Rural Solutions formed the Second Wind Fund of Northeast Colorado to focus specifically on youth suicide prevention in this region. The program was renamed LifeSource Project to support all of the suicide prevention programs.
- LifeSource Project removes financial barriers for youth at-risk for suicide to get the help that they need. Our community has shown its depth of understanding around the issue of youth suicide through their support for the LifeSource Project.
- LifeSource Project Referral Guidelines
- LifeSource Project Referral Form
- Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to urgently match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.
- Referrals are typically made by school mental health staff (School Counselors, Social Workers or Psychologists) and sometimes by other mental health professionals. Home schooled youth or those no longer attending school are also eligible. If the referred youth is at risk for suicide and does not have adequate insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the cost of therapy is paid for by Second Wind Fund.
- Eligibility Requirements and Making a Referral
- Posted September 2012.
- Radio program on EDUCARadio from Denver Public Schools to provide information to Spanish speaking students and parents.
- Brief video published by the Mayo Clinic in June 2013.
- Describes common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provides encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe.
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