Mile High Magazine 09/13/2020 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Guest: Sheri Cole, AFSP CO Area Director and Lori Harper, AFSP CO Chapter Volunteer & Driver to Fight Suicide, Denver Metro, Out of the Darkness Experience Chair Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Colorado for people ages 10 to 44 and takes the lives of 132 Americans daily.  September is National Suicide Prevention month.  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.  AFSP has set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. That’s tens of thousands of lives over the next 10 years.  Due to covid19, Out of the Darkness community walks are much different this year. The AFSP Colorado chapter is bringing the drive to fight suicide, Denver Metro, Out of the Darkness experience, to the Coors Field parking lot on Sunday afternoon September 27th.       If you or someone you know is struggling please remember these numbers and add them to your phones – the suicide prevention lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, and 741741 is the number for the crisis text line, you can text the word TALK to them and they can help you. These numbers again are - 1-800-273-TALK, or text the word TALK to 741741. https://afsp.org/chapter/colorado

Published: Monday, September 14, 2020   |   Runtime: 30:32