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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.

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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).


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