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

Fundraiser flyer_.doc 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]

Robin Williams Retrospective

The Lyric Cinema Café is teaming up with the Alliance for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness of the need to address suicide and mental illness.  Starting August 31st and wrapping up October 1st, The Lyric Cinema will be screening the following films on Sunday and a Wednesday evening at 6:45pm: August 31st & September 3rd: Kickin’ It with Robin Williams: A Stand-up Special with Other Robin Williams stuff We’ve Thrown Together September 7th & 10th: TBD September 14th & 17th: The Fisher King September 21st & 24th: Good Will Hunting September 28th & October 1st: Hook $1 from every Robin Williams ticket sold will go to the Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help support suicide prevention programs.  Education and grief support resources will be available at each screening. For more information, [more]

Featured Book: Recovering From Loss and Reviving the Heart

"In this valuable addition to the literature on mourning and bereavement, Levine writes in a soothing voice informed by many of the principles of Buddhism, but also encompassing all the major spiritual traditions. Levine (A Gradual Awakening), who has done grief counseling with concentration camp survivors, Vietnam vets and many others, points out that a new loss may be intensified by earlier, unresolved griefs about the death or divorce of parents, the loss of a sibling or other psychological traumas. Levine identifies three stages on the path to easing the anguish of loss: softening the pain, cultivating mercy and making peace with the pain. He recommends a number of techniques, including a breathing exercise to loosen a stomach constricted by [more]