Youth Suicide Prevention

RAPP: Raising Awareness of Personal POwer

RAPP is a free suicide prevention program available to all middle and high school students in Larimer County. Since 1992 The Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County’s RAPP program has been training youth on the signs and symptoms of someone who may need mental health support and the resources available in their homes, schools, and community.

RAPP reaches approximately 4,000 students a school year with over 90% of students reporting an increase in knowledge of mental health issues and suicidal symptoms, a higher likelihood for help-seeking behavior for themselves or for someone else, and an increased awareness of the resources available to them. We achieve this by using a comprehensive approach through education, support, skill building, and increasing social connectedness.

RAPP is a program with evidence of effectiveness and uses strategic practices to specifically address the youth population. We offer to work with your school to personalize our presentation to best meet the needs of your unique students.

Interested in becoming a presenter? Click here.

Request a RAPP Training

Are You In Crisis?

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call Colorado Crisis Support 1-844-493-8255 or text HOME to 741741.

Support US

Our organization is entirely supported by local business and individual donors.

Free Training

We work with organizations to provide prevention training.


P.O. Box 271639
Fort Collins, CO 80527

(970) 482-2209

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youth advisory council

If you are a youth interested in volunteering with the Alliance, consider joining our Youth Advisory Council, YAC! This group of passionate young people meets once a month to focus on mental health related projects and advise the Alliance’s youth programs and events. YAC also includes several paid leadership positions. For more information, visit our volunteer application.