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North Range Behavioral Health Hope Notes: August 2022

Larry's Corner

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Many of us have been touched by suicide and the loss of a loved one, family member, or friend. Suicide is a complex issue, but is preventable. 

When we are comfortable talking about mental health, we become a trusted person that someone can turn to when isolation and hopelessness set in. 

North Range’s Suicide Education and Support Services (SESS) program provides resources and community education to prevent suicide and offers support to those who have lost someone to suicide. In this issue, we highlight the work that SESS, Imagine Zero, and community partners are doing to make a difference.

This September, let’s come together to learn more about suicide prevention and the resources available in our community. 

In This Issue:

Blog:

Share Hope. Get Involved. Save a Life.

In 2020,
Weld County lost 55 lives to suicide.

Most of us would agree that one of the hardest things about seeing someone struggle is our desire to fix the problem. However, the data tells us that people in crisis do not need someone to fix their problems. They need a safe space to feel their feelings; a place where they can tell their story and share their pain.
 
Read on to learn how you can help prevent suicide.

QPR:

90 Minutes Can Save a Life

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is the most used suicide prevention training in the United States. This evidence-based, full certification course also offers 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits. Participants learn the warning signs of suicide, how to ask a person the “suicide question,” how to persuade someone to stay alive, and what their local resources are and how to access them. Join a growing number of people in this research-supported approach to preventing suicide.

Get QPR trained for Suicide Prevention Month

To schedule a training at no cost to you,
call SESS at 970.313.1089 or email NRBH_SESS@NorthRange.org

Suicide Prevention for Teens

SAFE:Teen©  is a powerful presentation for middle/high school-aged students that provides basic suicide prevention information, outreach, education, help, and hope. This 60- to 90-minute presentation includes an educational component, a personal story about suicide survival, teaches warning signs, and empowers teens to get connected to care. SAFE:Teen is offered at no cost to our community.

Schedule a SAFE:Teen Presentation

To schedule a presentation at no cost to you,
call SESS at 970.313.1089 or email NRBH_SESS@NorthRange.org

Man Therapy:

Mental Wellness for Men

Man Therapy is a place where men can go to tackle feelings like anger, stress, sadness, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts head-on. Using humor to cut through denial and age-old stigma around mental health, Dr. Rich Mahogany of Man Therapy reshapes the conversation and shares tools and strategies for men and their loved ones to deal with tough situations.
 
Created to help working-age males before they find themselves in crisis, the www.mantherapy.org website is a proven, innovative tool that helps men examine their own mental health and take a wide variety of actions that will put them on the path to treatment and recovery.

Help SESS Spread the Word about Man Therapy Resources

Call SESS at 970.313.1089 or email NRBH_SESS@NorthRange.org
for Man Therapy posters, stickers, coasters, and business cards to distribute – at no cost to you.

Suicide Prevention Activities
in Weld County

Support these community suicide prevention efforts and help us spread the word!
 

It Knows No Face (Weld County)
Art Exhibit hosted by Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture 


In 2019, artist and photographer, Randy Bacon visited Weld County to interview people with personal stories of survival after suicide.

These stories became part of a national art exhibit called It Knows No Face (IKNF), an extensive series of large-scale, intimate black and white portraits that showcase suicide survivors. Photos are paired with raw, heartfelt stories that talk candidly about suicide and its impact.
 
This year, SESS and the Town of Windsor Parks, Recreation, and Culture department collaborate to display this important exhibit.

Exhibit Dates: September 1 – September 31
Location: 250 11th Street, Windsor

Dine for a Cause
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Donate Nights

All proceeds support Imagine Zero of Weld County.
Together, we can imagine zero suicides within Weld County!

Panera Bread Donate Day
Tuesday, September 6, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Participating Location: 4533 Centerplace Drive, Greeley
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/pPC3oDStw
20% of proceeds go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County
Must present printed or digital copy of the flyer


477 Distilling Give Back Night 
Thursday, September 8, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Participating Location: 825 9th Street, Unit B, Greeley
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/3xszfo0T7
15% of this night’s profits from a special drink will go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County
Additionally, 10% of the month’s profits from their drink of the month will go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County


Dickey's Barbeque Pit Donate Day
Tuesday, September 13
Participating Location: 6628 W. 10th Street, Greeley
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2dGU3jVFy
A portion of this day's profits will go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County
You must mention Imagine Zero when checking out.

 
Chipotle Mexican Grill Donate Night
Tuesday, September 20, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Participating Location: 807 17th Street Greeley
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2bakoS1pU
33% of proceeds go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County
Order online for pickup using code P3DL4F6 or present flyer at time of purchase

 
Café Mexicali Donate Day
Tuesday, September 27, All Day
Participating Location: 4629 Centerplace Drive #125, Greeley
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/79h5yG5Iq
20% of proceeds go to support Imagine Zero of Weld County
Must present flyer at time of purchase (find the flyer at the Facebook event page)

 
Imagine Zero Weld County (IZWC) is a collaboration of government agencies, community-based organizations, non-profit organizations and concerned community members with the goal of suicide prevention. We provide outreach, education, prevention resources, and identify strategies for local implementation. North Range Behavioral Health is the backbone agency of IZWC. 

Be Curious for a Cause
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Events


Studio Yoga with Windsor Yoga Family and Imagine Zero of Weld County
Saturday, September 15, 5:30pm
Location: 1520 Main Street, Windsor
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2LbGwJ4he

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resource Tables
Visit these community locations to pick up resources and information about supporting suicide prevention in your community.
  • Glenn A. Jones, MD Memorial Library - 400 S. Parish, Johnstown
  • YMCA of Johnstown - 165 Settler Way, Johnstown
  • Riverside Library & Cultural Center - 3700 Golden Street, Evans
  • Carbon Valley Regional Library - 7 Park Avenue, Firestone
  • Clearview Library - 720 3rd Street, Windsor
  • Coffee House 29 - 1039  Main Street, Windsor

Imagine Zero Weld County (IZWC) is a collaboration of government agencies, community-based organizations, non-profit organizations and concerned community members with the goal of suicide prevention. We provide outreach, education, prevention resources, and identify strategies for local implementation. North Range Behavioral Health is the backbone agency of IZWC. 

Support for Suicide Loss


You are not alone.

SESS provides open and closed groups for suicide loss survivors, 14-years-old and older. Visit NorthRange.org/Education-Support/SESS, call 970.313.1089, or email NRBH_SESS@NorthRange.org for more information.

Crisis Support Services


If you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health emergency, 24/7 crisis services are available by walking into 928 12th Street in Greeley, and calling the state hotline at 844.493.TALK (8255) or texting TALK to 38255. De-escalation and crisis support are also available at our Crisis Resiliency Center. Call 970.347.2120 (option 2) or go to 5901 Majestic Street in Frederick. You can also call our Warm Line at 970.347.2359 if you just need to talk. 
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