Postvention is the term used to describe the support and care provided to the loved ones of individuals who die by suicide. Losing someone to suicide can be an overwhelming and devastating experience, and it is important for family members and friends to receive the support they need during this difficult time. Postvention involves a range of activities and resources designed to address the emotional and practical needs of those who have lost a loved one to suicide. This may include counseling, support groups, education about suicide, and other resources to help individuals cope with their grief and move forward. Postvention can also help to reduce the risk of suicide among those who are left behind by providing them with the tools and resources they need to maintain their mental health and well-being.
Postvention for families and loved ones include:
SummitStone Health Partners: This organization provides mental health services, including crisis intervention and suicide prevention services, in Larimer County. You can reach them at (970) 494-4200.
Colorado Crisis Services: This is a statewide crisis line that provides free, confidential support to people experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts. You can call them at 1-844-493-8255, or text “TALK” to 38255.
Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County: This is a community organization that works to prevent suicide through education, advocacy, and support. They offer a variety of resources, including support groups and training programs. You can contact them at (970) 482-2209.
Touchstone Health Partners: This is another mental health organization that provides crisis services and suicide prevention resources in Larimer County. You can contact them at (970) 494-4200.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: This is a nationwide crisis line that provides free, confidential support to people experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts. You can call them at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
It’s important to note that if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call or text Crisis Hotline 988.