Mental Health for The Public
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255
If you do not know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. The Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey provides data to better understand the health of Colorado’s middle and high school students so we can support them in making healthy choices. The following data represent the rates of teen suicide in the state of Colorado, compared to the rest of the nation, as well as Pueblo County alone, all from 2017. Providing the proper education and resources to today’s youth is crucial in helping to decrease death by suicide and helping them to understand that any of the pain they might be facing is only temporary.
Students who seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months:
United States 17.2%
Students who attempted suicide in the past 12 months:
United States 7.4%
Students who felt sad or hopeless every day for 2+ weeks in the past 12 months:
United States 31.5%
Maternal Mental Health
Suicide is one of the three leading causes of maternal deaths, and at least 1 in 7 mothers in the United States experience serious depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. In a 2013 study conducted in Portland, Oregon, 10,000 women were screened for postpartum depression 4-6 weeks after delivery. Of those 10,000, 21% of women were diagnosed with postpartum depression, and 22.6% were diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Women thinking about becoming pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or who have given birth are in need of the proper resources to get help if they experiencing any abnormal symptoms before, during, or after pregnancy. A companion or advocate present during pregnancy and at least for the first year postpartum is strongly recommended, as well as having a supportive professional to talk about mental health and mood disorders.
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Pueblo County (SPCPC) was founded in October 2018 in response to a need for suicide prevention efforts in Pueblo County. It is comprised of local agencies and community members.
Utilizing the Colorado National Collaborative's structural design, SPCPC will decrease the rate of suicide by 20% by 2024 through improving connectedness, increasing economic stability, providing education and awareness, improving access to responsive care, endorsing lethal means safety, and placing importance on postvention.
To promote a positive culture of change and a more united community through connectedness, fortification, and sustainability.
Please like SPCPC on Facebook: facebook.com/pueblosuicideprevention
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