Word of Thanks: Alliance for Suicide Prevention

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Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
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Preventing suicide through training, education and outreach and offering support after loss.

$9,350

raised by 301 people

$50,000 goal

9 months left

The Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County (ASP) has been in operation for 30 years. We prevent suicide in Larimer County through training and education, providing outreach and offering support.

In 2019 ASP was asked to be a member of the Colorado National Collaborative (CNC) which is made up of agencies from, originally 6, now 15 counties across the state along with the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, CDC, and other national partners. The work of the CNC, ASP and the community, is to implement over 50 unique prevention strategies bundled together through the collective impact model. The six main bundles, or "pillars" are Connectedness, Education and Awareness, Lethal Means Safety, Suicide Safer Care, Economic Stability, and Postvention. The ultimate goal of this work is to reduce suicide by 20% by 2024.

As of 2022, Larimer County has seen a 16.6% reduction in its suicide rate. One of few counties in the country to see a consistent decline in its suicide rate. 

While we are excited and eager to share this big and exciting news, we are still losing far too many community members to suicide. 

Support for suicide loss survivors is woefully falling short due to lack in grant funded opportunities. Without grant opportunities, ASP is left to fill the significant needs of our community members with donations. This limits the scope and depth of the work we are able to do for and with our loss survivors. 

Your donations will:

Support our Survivor's Benefits project, which covers the basic financial needs of survivors after a suicide loss. The financial burden to a family after a suicide cannot be understated. Basic needs we cover include:

  1. Childcare support
  2. Rent/mortgage support
  3. Clean up services
  4. Temporary Housing support
  5. Food/grocery support
  6. Therapy
  7. Funeral/cremation support
  8. other - on a case-by-case basis

Support our Heartbeat Loss Support Groups. Heartbeat is a peer led support group for suicide loss survivors anywhere in their journey. It meets weekly, alternating between virtual and in-person. 

Support our Heartbeat Connections Group. Meeting on the last Wednesday of the month, this offers a space for survivors to connect without the heavy. 


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