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AFSP Colorado

The AFSP Colorado Chapter is primarily made up of volunteers working to prevent suicide here in Colorado - and to provide support to those in our community who have been impacted by suicide.

About the AFSP Colorado Chapter

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.

Organizations may request information and/or presentations such as AFSP materials, Talk Saves Lives/Education, safeTALK, Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST. To make a request with the AFSP Colorado Chapter, please fill out our online Chapter Request Form. Thank you for your patience as you await a response.

The AFSP Colorado Chapter is primarily made up of volunteers working to prevent suicide here in Colorado - and to provide support to those in our community who have been impacted by suicide. Hear from our volunteers on their involvement in the AFSP Colorado Chapter and its mission on our AFSP Colorado Chapter Videos page.

Colorado Coming Together & Denver Metro Out of the Darkness Experience

September was National Suicide Prevention Month and a time for people across Colorado to come together to support suicide awareness and prevention efforts, as well as each other. 

The AFSP Colorado Chapter hosted a virtual Colorado Coming Together - Out of the Darkness Experience, which kicked off on Sept. 12th. A small, socially-distanced in-person event was also held in Telluride for the Southwest CO Experience.

We are so thankful to Denver Film & Digital for putting together such a great Opening Program video for this event. 

Watch the Colorado Coming Together Opening Program

In addition to the virtual Colorado Coming Together Experience, the AFSP Colorado also hosted an in-person Denver Metro Experience - Drive to Fight Suicide in the parking lot outside Coors Field.  More than 780 participants and 138 teams registered for the Denver Metro Experience during National Suicide Prevention month, and more than 600 people attended the unique drive-through event. The Denver Metro Experience has raised over $130,000, which is incredible!  

We would like to thank Denver Film & Digital for also putting together an incredible opening program for the Denver Metro Experience.

Watch the Denver Metro Experience Opening Program

Donations and sponsorships will continue being accepted for Colorado Coming Together and the Denver Metro Experience through the end of the year:

Chapter contact:

Sheri Cole
Rocky Mountain Area Director
colorado@afsp.org

Upcoming events

More Than Sad

More Than Sad has taught over a million students and educators how to be smarter about mental health.

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It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health

It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

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Talk Saves Lives TM

Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

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