Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) provides suicide crisis support, suicide prevention, and suicide support groups in Routt and Moffat counties in Northwestern Colorado.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
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Acronym
REPS
Date Established
2012
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
45-4420603
Addresses
Headquarters Address
PO Box 773324
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
PO Box 773324
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

445 Angler's Drive, Ste. 2-G
Sundance Plaza
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
888-207-4004
Web/Email
Email
repssteamboat@gmail.com
Website
www.preservinglife.org
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Mission Statement

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) seeks to preserve, protect and promote life by providing the Yampa Valley with a group of trained volunteers, collaborative initiatives, educational programs, compassionate survivor-care and proactive suicide prevention.

Organization History

Mental health care and suicide prevention is a daunting task in in Northwestern Colorado. With a population of 36,000 spread over 7,000 square miles, combined with a western "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" mentality and easy access to firearms, suicide has become a persistent problem for Routt and Moffat Counties.

Together, both counties have a 60 percent higher rate of suicides per 100,000 population (29.5) than the State of Colorado average (18.2) and over double the national average (12.7). The Colorado Department of Health and Environment lists 56 deaths in the two counties attributable to suicide between 2009 and 2013, one of the leading causes of all deaths in the region. Each year there are well over a hundred suicide attempts, many of which go unreported, or the equivalent of one attempt every three days.

REPS was formed in 2004 as part of the Colorado Trust Suicide Initiative to address the suicide problem in Routt and Moffat Counties. Until April 2011, REPS was operating within Colorado West Regional Mental Health (now Mind Springs Health). Since May 2012, REPS has been an independent 501 (c)(3). Our mission: "Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide seeks to preserve, protect and promote life by providing the Yampa Valley with a group of trained volunteers, collaborative initiatives, educational programs, compassionate survivor-care and proactive suicide prevention efforts."

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REPS (Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide) seeks to preserve, protect and promote life by providing the Yampa Valley with a group of trained volunteers, collaborative initiatives, educational programs, compassionate survivor-care and proactive suicide prevention. REPS is a largely volunteer coalition of community members invested in stopping suicide in the Yampa Valley and supporting those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Programs consist of a 24/7 hotline, Suicide Prevention Advocates program at Yampa Valley Medical Center, ASIST and QPR training, a Depression/Bi-Polar Support Group, a Survivor Support Group as well as School Trainings and one-on-one crisis support.

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