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September 2019
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Suicide is preventable, and we can all help provide support for people in distress.

If you think someone you know might be considering taking their own life, remember, it's OK to ask. In fact, it's the most responsible action you can take. Join us in supporting suicide prevention awareness today and every day.

What can I do to help someone I know?

Here are 5 ways you can #BeThe1To help someone who may be suicidal.
  1. ASK. Ask them directly, are you thinking about suicide?
  2. KEEP THEM SAFE. If someone says they are thinking about suicide, keep them safe by separating them from anything harmful.
  3. BE THERE. If someone you know is thinking about suicide, be there. Listen without judgment and with empathy.
  4. HELP THEM CONNECT. If someone you know is thinking about suicide, help them build a support system of people they can reach out to, or help them connect to immediate support and resources.
    • Colorado Crisis Services is available 24/7 by calling 1-844-493-8255 or texting "TALK" to 38255 to be immediately connected to a crisis counselor or trained peer specialist.
    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at'1-800-273-TALK (8255)' provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and prevention/crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  5. FOLLOW UP. If someone you know has been thinking about suicide, follow up with them. It can make all the difference.
Visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  to learn more.
How can I learn more? 

Interested in learning more about how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how you can offer hope, get help and save a life? Jefferson Center offers various trainings for suicide prevention free of charge. Sign up for an upcoming class here.
What can I do to show my support? 

Join us at the Denver Metro Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention.  You, along with hundreds of community members, will be supporting survivors of suicide loss and be a part of the effort to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs and advocate for public policy.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location : Coors Field, Denver, CO
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference tickets available
Tickets are going quickly - reserve your spot today!
Sign up now for Jefferson Center's FREE Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference and Wellness Fair, where you'll receive hands-on, practical information to help kids of all ages grow in positive ways. 

This year, we have two dates: Thursday, September 26th at Creighton Middle School in Lakewood and Thursday, October 3rd at Bell Middle School in Golden, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden.

There is a great lineup of classes including: Parenting with Love & Logic, Empowering Successful Kids, Stress Busters for Parents, Helping Your Child Tame Their Anxious Mind and more.

Both dates include a supervised program with fun activities for children three and up, and a light dinner of sandwiches and drinks. To register, see a full list of classes, or for more information, visit .
29th Annual  Helping Kids Thrive  Parent Conference
Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Creighton Middle School
50 S. Kipling Street, Lakewood
Helping Kids Thrive  Parent Conference 
Community Wellness Fair
presented by the Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Bell Middle School
1001 Ulysses St, Golden
We love our volunteers! Thank you for your hard work
A big thank you to the  Xcel Energy Colorado team of volunteers for helping us build a much-needed privacy fence at one of our residential locations! This project was a part of Xcel Energy's annual Day of Service, where volunteers help with a wide range of projects across many communities, in one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts.
Hats off to this hard-working, awesome group of people!

Is your group or organization looking for a way to give back and serve the community? If so, consider helping out Jefferson Center. We have several group opportunities such as outdoor cleanup, painting, minor construction, and repairs available throughout the year.

Please contact Julie at or 303-432-5644 to find an opportunity that's just right for your group!
Learn more about mental health and substance use disorders with Mental Health First Aid 
Take a Mental Health First Aid class and you'll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health and substance use disorders, and build the skills and confidence to help someone in crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sunday, October 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Evergreen Fire/Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO 80439
Lunch provided (sponsored by Evergreen Rotary)
Sponsored by leanin1220
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jefferson Center
4851 Independence St
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Jefferson Center offers these classes FREE to our community every month, 
and would love to see you there. For a full list of upcoming classes,  visit
Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders.
Serving our community is at the core of everything we do.

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