Suicide Prevention Resources

One in five U.S. children ages 13-18 currently has or will experience a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Students are encouraged to reach out to a counselor or other trusted adult for mental health and crisis support. There are also several great, free resources available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Colorado Crisis Services
Confidential and immediate support for anyone in crisis, whether they are struggling with relationship problems, mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, stress, bullying, anxiety or depression, etc.
Call: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Visit: “Chat Now” at
Text: TALK to 38255

Crisis Text Line 
Text anonymously with a trained crisis counselor any time you’re in crisis for any reason. Counselors help those who text them stay calm and safe until they can get further help.
Text: “CO” to 741741 

Mind Springs Health Local Crisis Line 
Call for support during a mental health or substance abuse crisis or simply call to learn about local services. 
Call: 1-888-207-4004

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential support for anyone who is having suicidal thoughts, prevention and intervention resources for anyone who wants to help a friend or family member in distress, and support for mental health professionals.
Call: 1-800-273-8255 
Visit: and click “CHAT”

Safe2Tell is completely anonymous and will immediately send your tip to 911 and school security and administration. Safe2Tell can be used to report a number of issues, including but not limited to bullying, suicidal thoughts, assault, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, or a school shooting threat.
Call: 1-877-542-7233
Download: The Safe2Tell app is available from the Apple or Google Play app store. 

Media Guidelines - Best Practices for Reporting on Suicide

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