No Shame November

Join the Alliance for Suicide Prevention for the first annual "No-Shame November".  Based on the idea of "No-Shave November", this local and hopeful campaign of "No-Shame" aims to promote and spread the concept of dismantling the guilt/shame/taboo associated with mental health and suicide. The Alliance for Suicide Prevention's goal is to use November as a month to get the community involved in actively showing support for those in Larimer County who struggle with mental health issues, supports someone with a mental illness, and/or has been affected by suicide. We believe there's a role for everyone in suicide prevention.  Please join us in taking a bold step in creating change in our community during the month of November.  Together we can spread awareness [more]

Thumbs up to our 2014 LifeSavers Breakfast sponsors

We would like to give a thumbs up to the community for helping to kick off National Suicide Awareness Month by supporting the 2014 Life Savers Breakfast held on September 4th at the Fort Collins Hilton. A special thanks to the following businesses for their sponsorship with this life saving event: Tynan’s Kia, Taylor’s Financial, Chrisland Commercial Real Estate, The Youth Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Azurite Marketing, Arleen Brown, Pedersen Volvo, Allnutt Funeral Home, Davinci Sign Systems, Dog Days Training, Century 21 Humpal, Markley Motors, Michael Koldeway. A heart-felt thank you to our event sponsor University of Colorado Health. Together, with all of our generous guests, local businesses, and INCREDIBLE event committee, we raised over $14,000 for the funding of our [more]

Steak Your Claim For Suicide Prevention

  Come and join us for dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Fort Collins on Thursday, November 6th from 4 – 10 p.m. Present the Dine&DonateFlyer to your server at the time of your visit and the Texas Roadhouse will donate 20 % of what you spend to the Alliance for Suicide Prevention.   Really, it’s as easy as it sounds! Come in, take a night off from cooking, and enjoy Legendary Food and Legendary Service while helping support a great cause. No time to dine in?  No problem! They will honor flyers for to-go orders as well. Thank you in advance for helping us support the Ft. Collins community and we look forward to seeing you! Menu available online at Texas Roadhouse 4633 S. Timberline Road Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 207-0006 - Don’t forget to call [more]

Featured Book: Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide

Honest, gentle advice for those who have survived an unspeakable loss—the suicide of a loved one. Transforming suffering into strength, misconceptions into understanding, and shame into dignity, Beverly Cobain and Jean Larch break through the dangerous silence and stigma surrounding suicide to bring readers this much-needed book. Cobain’s achingly honest account of dealing with the suicide of a loved one, along with personal stories from others who experienced this profound loss, provide powerful insight into the confusion, fear, and guilt family members experience. A chapter about “the suicidal mind” helps families not only comprehend the depth of their loved one’s pain prior to suicide, but also understand why such desperation is so difficult to recognize—even in the closest relationships. By sharing [more]