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 Collective Impact Model Here and read more about Colorado National Collaborative here.  
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
Helpful Links
Suicide prevention includes maximizing access to preventative and behavioral health services, promoting mental health and stigma-reduction campaigns, and conducting ongoing community outreach and training around responding to signs of suicide.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Join us in the fight against suicide. A Question, Persuade, Refer training (QPR) is a great introduction to how to respond to signs of suicide for both community members and health and human services providers. In a QPR training, you will:

  • Increase your awareness of suicide as a problem in the community
  • Explore common barriers to intervening
  • Be informed of risk factors and warning signs
  • Increase intervention skills
  • Discuss motivations strategies for increasing safety
  • Learn to provide resources for further help
  • Colorado Crisis Service: Phone: 844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Phone: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Phone: 888-628-9454