We are reaching out to let you know the AFSP Colorado Chapter is thinking of you . The COVID-19 outbreak is impacting our daily lives and during this time of uncertainty and change, it is important to proactively take care of your mental health as you take the necessary steps to protect your physical health.
AFSP now has a dedicated page on our website for Mental Health & COVID-19 . We hope the tools on this page help you to spread positive messages of hope, compassion, mental health care and suicide prevention.

Below are a few more resources that include some great tips for taking care of your mental health. We encourage you to share them with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Our community is strong, and together, we will get through this. While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Individuals anxious about the COVID-19 can also text HOME to 741741 and they will be connected with a trained crisis counselor to help. You are not alone.
While we've had to cancel or postpone events and trainings due to COVID-19, we are working on the following:

  • Sharing resources and messages of encouragement through our social media channels. You can follow the chapter by clicking the icons at the bottom of this email.
  • Planning virtual events such as the Out of the Darkness Campus Walks and virtual trainings such as Talk Saves Lives - more details to come in the near future.
  • Sending emails with updates and resources.
  • Hosting Out of the Darkness Community Walks this Fall to create community and connection. Find a walk near you here.
The chapter appreciates your support and we hope that this information will contribute to the wellness of yourself and those around you. Please continue to take care of yourself, and thank you for your dedication and support of AFSP.
With hope,
Your AFSP CO Chapter board members, volunteers & staff

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.