Suicide Prevention




La Plata County Public Health (LPCPH) believes in supporting all aspects of a person's health, including mental health. We strive to help local residents feel supported in every area of their lives, especially when mental health challenges arise. In this way, LPCPH is working to decrease the rates of suicide mortality and attempts for all individuals in La Plata County.
La Plata County Suicide Prevention Collaborative 
LPCPH is leading a community-based suicide prevention initiative through the La Plata County Suicide Prevention Collaborative, a local coalition dedicated to reducing the rates of suicide losses and attempts for all individuals in our county.  

With funding from the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, the collaborative is working to affect change across 6 pillars of prevention:

  • Connectedness: How connected and supported individuals feel in the community 
  • Economic Stability: How well basic needs (like housing and food) are met within the community 
  • Education and Awareness: Reducing mental health stigma and offering opportunities for the community to learn how they can help 
  • Access to Safer Suicide Care: Healthcare practices related to suicide prevention 
  • Lethal-Means Safety: Safe storage of firearms and medications 
  • Postvention and Bereavement: The aftermath of a suicide attempt or loss 
Read More About the Collective Impact Model and the Colorado National Collaborative.  
Join the Effort
One person can save a life. Suicide prevention is about human connection, and we all play a role in supporting one another. Please join us in these efforts.

Collaborative meetings are held on the third Friday of every month from 9:00–10:30 a.m. Contact for details on the next meeting and to join our mailing list for coalition updates and events. test

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