WHAT IS SPCC?
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.
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Tailoring Messages to Specific Populations Can Reduce Suicides
According to a recent study, published in the Archives of Suicide Research, tailor-made suicide prevention programs targeted toward gun owners and emphasizing means restriction increased the likelihood of enacting means-restriction measures among those involved when dealing with a crisis.
The study was carried out with focus groups and interviews with rural gun owners, many of whom have greater worries about their Second Amendment rights and gun control in general. When exposed to culturally sensitive suicide prevention material, the researchers found that the residents tended to have a higher likelihood of restricting means to firearms in times of concern about themselves or their loved ones.
Read the full study here.If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800)273-8255 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1(844)493-TALK (8255).