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After a Suicide Attempt or Suicidal Experience
If you need immediate help, please call 1-844-493-8255 to reach
Colorado Crisis Services
, and you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor 24/7/365.
An important aspect of suicide prevention is recognizing the resilience of survivors of suicidal distress who do not die by suicide. The research is clear that the vast majority of people who experience thoughts of suicide or survive suicide attempts do not go on to die by suicide. On this
you will find resources for supporting yourself, your loved one, or your community after someone has experienced a suicide attempt, behaviors, or thoughts.
For Survivors of Suicide Attempts and Suicidal Experiences
Resources for Survivors
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS): Suicide Attempt Survivors Webpage
Resources for suicide attempt survivors, as well as their family, friends, and communities.
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment In the Emergency Department
This SAMHSA brochure offers information about moving ahead after your treatment in the emergency department and provides resources.
A Journey toward Help and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery After a Suicide Attempt
This SAMHSA booklet is a guide to help you take the first steps toward recovery after your suicide attempt.
Live Through This
A website dedicated to photographs and personal stories of survivors of suicide attempts that highlight hope and recovery after a suicide attempt.
Speaking of Suicide: for Suicide Attempt Survivors
blog Speaking of Suicide includes resources and information for survivors of suicide attempts and experiences.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado
NAMI is a mental health organization with a mission to build communities of recovery and hope by educating, supporting, and advocating for individuals and their families affected by mental illness.
The Invisible 280
An article in Cosmopolitan that focuses on those who experience suicidal distress but do not die by suicide.
Now Matters Now
A website that provides skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts.
For Those Supporting Survivors of Suicide Attempts or Experiences
Resources for Family, Friends, and Community Members
After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member after Treatment in the Emergency Department
This SAMHSA brochure provides information and resources on how to take care of yourself and your family member following a suicide attempt.
How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family:
Guides for Families of Preschoolers, School-Age Children, and Teenagers
Rocky Mountain MIRECC provides this resource for supporting youth.
How to Talk to a Child about a Suicide Attempt in Your Family
(with videos in English and Spanish)
Rocky Mountain MIRECC provides a website with information and resources in English and Spanish on how to talk to youth about a suicide attempt in the family.
NAMI Colorado offers Family Support Groups throughout Colorado
for family members who are supporting loved ones with mental illness.
AFSP Colorado maintains
a list of suicide loss survivor and grief support groups
Colorado Crisis Services and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Colorado Crisis Services
(1-844-493-8255) services the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) for Colorado callers. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is made up of call centers around the country, and
contains additional helpful information pertinent to suicide prevention in the USA.
Ayuda en Español
: Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda. Cuando usted llam
a al número 1-888-628-9454, s
mada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.
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