Suicide Prevention Resources
Download a 2-page pdf file with Denver area suicide prevention and postvention resources here!
For anyone in crisis or with loved ones at risk of suicide:
- If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) or Colorado Crisis Services at (844) 493-TALK (8255).
- Don’t want to talk on the phone? Try chatting online with a trained crisis counselor at Lifeline Crisis Chat or on the Colorado Crisis Services website.
- Want to chat via text? Text HELLO to 741741 or TALK to 38255 any time to chat with a trained crisis counselor who will help you get the support you need.
- Find out what resources the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has to offer you or your loved one.
- If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can contact the Lifeline via TTY by dialing (800) 799-4889.
- When in doubt, call 9-1-1.
Personalized resources are available for many groups including LGBTQ+ individuals, teens, and veterans and military servicemen and women. See the listings below:
Resources for LGBTQ individuals in crisis:
If you or your loved one are in crisis and a member of the LGBTQ+ community and are looking for someone who may be more understanding, check out the resources created just for you:
- The Trevor Project offers a number of resources for LGBTQ+ youth including:
- The Trans Lifeline is staffed by transgender folx and is available 24/7 for transgender youth and adults. Call (877) 565-8860 at any time for support.
- Reach out to the LGBT National Resource Center.
- Looking to learn how to support your LGBT loved one? Check out PFLAG or call the Trans Lifeline Family and Friends Line at (877) 565-8860 to learn more.
Resources for teens:
Many suicide prevention resources exist, especially for teens. Those include:
- Don’t hesitate to reach out to your school counselor. They can be a great help, and they have access to many resources to help you.
- Second Wind Fund – a non-profit organization in Denver that helps provide access to mental health services to children and teens at-risk for suicide
- Teens Surviving, Striving & Thriving – Denver support group for teen suicide attempt survivors or teens who are struggling with suicidal thoughts
- To Write Love On Her Arms – a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide
- Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide – a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.
Resources for veterans and military:
Our service members experience a number of unique and difficult situations while fighting for our country. Specialized resources for service members and veterans can provide a great deal of comfort and help for those in need. These include:
- The Veterans Crisis Line has many options for veterans in crisis or needing mental health support including:
- Trained health resource consultants are available through Real Warriors. With a live chat option and a 24/7 hotline, their consultants are ready to talk, listen, and provide guidance. You can also call them at (866) 966-1020.
- The U.S. Military also has a list of specializes services available to service members and their loved ones.
Know of any other resources we should list? Please contact us to let us know!