The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.

Today, SPCC’s membership of concerned agencies, organizations and individuals who are working in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention has statewide reach.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado works statewide to prevent suicide and its impact.

Latest News
                  Colorado to Decide on Assisted Suicide

Voters to consider ballot measure that would permit doctors to aid terminally ill patients in dying

Colorado voters will soon cast their ballot for Proposition 106, which would allow adults with six months or less to live, and are mentally competent, to receive assistance from a doctor to end their lives.

If passed, Colorado will be the sixth state to allow doctor-assisted suicide.

Supporters consider it a highly personal decision that should be left up to individuals and their doctors while opponents feel that it may put individuals like the elderly at risk of having the decision forced upon them.

“It simply lacks adequate safeguards to protect the most vulnerable people in Colorado,” said Carrie Ann Lucas, a Colorado attorney who is on the board of Not Dead Yet, a national disability-rights group that opposes assisted suicide. “It really doesn’t create individual rights; it creates immunities for perpetrators.”

Read more in this Wall Street Journal article.

Anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts should contact Colorado Crisis Services: http://coloradocrisisservices.org/ or 844-493-TALK(8255).

SPCC Meetings & Events

    • 03 Nov 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • On Twitter.com

    Join us Thursday, November 3, 6-7 p.m., for this Twitter chat hosted by The Carson J Spencer Foundation.

    Just search #ElevateTheConvo on Twitter at that time and join the conversation.

    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mountain States Employers Council 1799 Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO 80203

    Featuring Kevin Hines (bestselling author and suicide attempt survivor), Michael Dinneen, and Clint Malarchuk (former NHL player and suicide attempt survivor).

    When it comes to overwhelming life challenges, like parenting, financial stress or divorce, too often men feel isolated and stuck. Many experience anxiety or depression. Sometimes they find themselves in such deep despair that they consider suicide. This doesn't have to be. If you or a man in your life would like support, come join this event and start conversations with guys who have been there. Real men overcoming real challenges. Together we're better.

    For more information, and for tickets, visit the Carson J Spencer Foundation events page

    • 09 Nov 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, (CDPHE) in the Carson Room. 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246.

    Join SPCC for our November Educational Session and Coalition Meeting, Wednesday, November 9, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, (CDPHE) in the Carson Room. 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246.

    Chronic spiritual struggles can lead to adverse health outcomes, while a well-integrated spirituality helps people experience greater resiliency, mental health, and well-being. The diverse nature of spiritual expression and the growing body of psychological research can be overwhelming to care providers who have not had access to training that integrates psychology with spiritual care. Dr. Kelly Arora, Director of Spiritually Integrated Continuing Education (SPICE) at Iliff School of Theology, will provide mental health providers, family members, and suicide survivors information on how to begin addressing the spiritual needs of individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Email us at info@suicidepreventioncolorado.org with questions.

    • 16 Nov 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 2710 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

    How does eating pizza save lives?

    We're glad you asked!

    The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado is hosting our semi-annual Pizza With A Purpose fundraiser where every bite you take of Beau Jo's delicious mountain pies helps us educate our Colorado communities.

    Your ticket gets you some of the best pizza in Colorado and helps us provide much needed resources to the service providers working hard every day to prevent suicides all across our state.

    Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. 

    SPCC members save $5.

    • 17 Nov 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • 18 Nov 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Highlands Ranch Substation 9250 Zotos Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

    • 24 Mar 2017
    • Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Independence Office, 4851 Independence St., Wheat Ridge, CO in the Clear Creek Conference Room


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