Office of Suicide Prevention


Office of Suicide Prevention

Help and hope are available 24/7, 
365 days per year.


Emergency departments and suicidal patients
Primary care provides
Public health
  • Resources for public health professionals and policymakers regarding suicide prevention.
After a suicide attempt or suicidal experience
After a suicide loss
  • Resources and materials for suicide loss survivors, including individuals, families, communities, schools, workplaces, and organizations.
Youth and young adult suicide prevention



Licensed firearms dealers, ranges, and safety instructors
  • Explore resources for licensed firearms dealers, ranges, and safety instructors.

Colorado Hospital Follow-up project

Colorado’s Hospital Follow-Up Project is a collaboration between CDPHE’s Office of Suicide Prevention, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, Second Wind Fund, and health systems across the state. Follow-up services are telephonic caring contacts offered to clients discharged from an emergency department after experiencing a mental health crisis or overdose event.

  • The Colorado Follow-Up Project provides free telephonic caring contacts for patients. These contacts typically occur weekly for 30 days, a high-risk time post-discharge.
Zero Suicide Colorado

Zero Suicide is a framework for safety and quality improvement in heath care, rooted in the belief that suicide deaths among people receiving care in health systems are preventable.

  • The Suicide Prevention Commission was created in 2014 to serve as the interface between public and private sectors in establishing statewide suicide prevention priorities that are data-driven and evidence-based.
  • The Colorado Office of Policy, Research, and Regulatory Reform (COPRRR) is currently conducting a sunset review of the Suicide Prevention Commission as described in section 2-3-1203 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Analysis is performed to determine if the advisory council is necessary and should be continued or repealed.  To provide input on this review, please visit the COPRRR website.

  • Learn more about priority public health initiatives, data resources, and current grantees.


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