• Suicide Prevention

    Mapleton Public Schools offers many resources to help inform and support students and families about mental health issues and suicide risk. As a school community, we are here to help and guide your child. The following is a list of mental health resources available to families

    • Community Reach Center: 303.853.3500
    • Suicide Crisis Line: 1.800.784.2433
    • Safe2Tell:  1.877.542.7233
    • Colorado Crisis Services: 1.844.493.8255
    • Colorado Crisis Text: text TALK to 38255
    • Ayuda en Español: 1.888.628.9454
    • Trevor Project Hotline for Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ youth: 1.866.488.7386
    • 911

     

    Preventing Youth Suicide (National Association of School Psychologists)

    Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - How to Talk to Children and Youth (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) 

    Salud mental y prevención de suicidios - Cómo hablar con niños y jóvenes

     

    Sources of Strength 

    A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help-seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention.

    Sources of Strength has been shown to:
    1. Increase youth-adult connectedness
    2. Increase in Peer Leader’s school engagement
    3. Peer Leaders in larger schools were four times more likely to refer a suicidal friend to an adult
    4. Increase positive perceptions of adult support for suicidal youth and the acceptability of seeking help

     

    Sources of Strength is currently being introduced in Mapleton high schools. Learn more about Sources of Strength.