Suicide Prevention Commission

 
The Suicide Prevention Commission serves as the interface between the public and private sectors in establishing statewide suicide prevention priorities that are data-driven and evidence-based. By focusing on current resources and expanding the network of partnerships across the state, the commission boosts the efforts of Colorado’s Office of Suicide Prevention and makes annual reports to the governor as well as the General Assembly.
 
How you can get involved in suicide prevention
The public is welcome to attend commission meetings and contact the coordinator for opportunities to be involved in commission efforts.
 
Apply to be a commission member
The Suicide Prevention Commission has open seats and is currently seeking applications.
 
Commission meetings
Commission meetings are open to the public. You may attend in person or remotely. If you require any special accommodations and plan to attend the next meeting, please contact the coordinator to make sure appropriate accommodations are in place.
  • In person:
    • The 2018 meetings will be held in the Lilly Marks Board Room, first floor, 13199 Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045 (directions).
    • ​Prior to the meeting, please test your connection.
    • We recommend joining via webinar online to view slides AND via phone for audio.
  • By phone:
    • Dial teleconference number: 1-515-739-1030. Meeting ID: 367-401-316.
    • Please note: If you are a T-Mobile customer, please first dial 781-838-3916, then enter teleconference number 515-739-1030# followed by meeting ID 367-401-316#.
 
Upcoming meetings
The full commission will meet:
Friday, January 19, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
Primary Care work group
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 3 - 5 p.m.
Lilly Marks Board Room, first floor, 13199 Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045 (directions)
 
Resilience and Community Connectedness work group
TBD
 
Training and Education work group
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CDPHE main campus, Building A, first floor, Carson room
 
Youth work group
TBD
 
Commission materials
List of commission members, agendas for upcoming meetings and meeting minutes
 
Identified priorities of the commission
 
Results of statewide survey
In 2016, the commission conducted a survey of Colorado's mental health providers on their professional experiences with suicide and training needs for responding to suicidal clients. Read the results here.
 
Call to Colorado non-profits
If you represent a non-profit, please fill out this online form to be included on the donor list. Please forward this information on to other non-profit community groups you know as well.
To further promote cooperation, coordination, and expand resources statewide, the Suicide Prevention Commission of Colorado would like to direct potential donors intent on receiving charitable tax benefits to community agencies within Colorado implementing evidence-based programs aligned with commission-identified priorities and initiatives. 
 
 

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