What We Do

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.

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.  It’s our goal to 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, and increase community capacity for suicide prevention efforts.

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.

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.

2017 Suicide Report –  This report explores deaths by suicide, suicide attempts and suicide risk assessment in Mesa County.

2018 Suicide Report –  Mesa County Public Health’s 2018 report exploring deaths by suicide, suicide attempts and suicide risk assessment in Mesa County.

Community Health Needs Assessment 2018-2020 Executive Summary – This document details the upstream approach we are taking, as a community, to improve overall health in Mesa County. Page 12 of this document details our suicide prevention efforts and strategies.

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