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WHAT IS SPCC?

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.

Today, SPCC’s membership of concerned agencies, organizations and individuals who are working in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention has statewide reach.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado works statewide to prevent suicide and its impact.
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Latest News / Commentary

Canadian Medical Association Publishes Paper on Media's Effect on Suicide


The Canadian Medical Association Journal published a paper in July discussing harmful and helpful effects of media in regards to suicide.

The paper analyzed media broadcasts over several years, their effects on suicide, and provided several hypotheses about why people may be effected by specific types of broadcasting, as well as relating outcomes to social learning concepts such as the Werther effect and Papageno effect.

The Canadian Medical Association's paper may lead to methods of reporting and broadcasting news about suicide that are more responsible and increase help-seeking behaviors rather than risk harmful behaviors.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800)273-8255 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1(844)493-TALK (8255).

If you know someone who may be in need of substance abuse treatment, you can call the SAMHSA help line at 1(800)622-HELP (4357) or locate a treatment center on their website.


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