Suicide Prevention

This group is focused on bringing suicide prevention awareness, education and information to the forefront of our community. We are looking to create and environment in which community members can openly discuss and obtain resources to reduce risk factors of, attempts of, and deaths by suicide. 

Our Partners

Healthy Mesa County acts as an umbrella for many community partners invested in suicide prevention in Mesa County including Mesa County Public Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Slope, Mind Springs Health, Community Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, VA Medical Center Grand Junction, Family Health West Hospital, Mesa County Valley School District 51, Colorado Mesa University, HopeWest Hospice Care Center other nonprofit organizations, local mental health professionals, community members and more.

We hope you’ll join us.  If you’d like to get involved or would like training, email us at suicideprevention@mesacounty.us or call (970) 248-6900.

Our Goals

  • Utilize a data-driven and community -informed approach to decrease attempts and deaths by suicide
  • Increase access to resources
  • Reduce stigma associated with suicide and mental health
  • Increase community capacity for suicide prevention efforts

There are countless resources in place for suicide prevention. Here are the ones that are working well in Mesa County for teens and adults:

211 – Dial 211 to talk to someone about what you need and a trained professional will connect you with the best services for you.

Crisis Text Line – Text CO to 741741 for free, 24/7, confidential texting.

Mind Springs Health – Call (970) 241-6023 to reach this local mental health provider.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-8255 for free, 24/7 confidential support.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Western Slope – Call (970) 462-3989 for local mental health support, training and more.

Safe2Tell Colorado – Resource for submitting a completely anonymous report about anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.

Your Life Your Voice – Website for teens who need help with tough situations, tips and tools, someone to talk to and more.

Veterans Crisis Line – Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text to 838255 to talk now.

MakeTheConnection – Mental health information, local resources, and Veterans’ stories of recovery for Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates. Learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support.

Not finding what you need? Call us at (970) 248-6900* or email to suicideprevention@mesacounty.us and let us know!

*please note this line is not monitored 24/7.

If you’re struggling, or know someone who needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or text CO to 741741