The Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County was founded in 1989, in response to the high number of suicide deaths in Larimer County. Since our beginning, we have worked to prevent suicide by raising awareness and educating the community and have reached out to support families whose lives have been impacted by suicide. Since we were founded, Larimer County’s suicide rate has dropped from being one of the highest in Colorado to being below the state average; however, the battle to save the lives of those who are suicidal and those suffering from depression or bipolar disorder are far from over. Although we have made progress, our suicide rates remain higher than the national average. We are a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization with an active Board of Directors. Currently, we have two full-time employees and are fortunate to have over 20 active, dedicated volunteers who help us provide services directly to the community.
Our mission is to prevent suicide in Larimer County by raising awareness, educating and training youth and adults about depression and suicide, and providing resources and support to those who have been impacted.
Our vision is that the communities of Larimer County will be caring and tolerant of those affected by depression, other mental illnesses, and suicide. People will be encouraged to recognize, intervene, and support those in need. Those suffering from mental illness and suicidal thoughts will seek treatment, resulting in a reduced suicide rate.
We are not a crisis center. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please:
- Call the toll-free hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Call Emergency Services (911), or
- Go to your nearest hospital emergency room
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
American Association of Suicidology: www.suicidology.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: www.dbsa.org
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: www.nami.org
Suicide Awareness / Voices of Awareness: www.save.org