Firearm Safety Kits that include a gun lock and safety brochure are available at law enforcement agencies around the country. If you are interested in partnering with your local law enforcement to distribute free firearm safety kits in your community, please visit our Safety Kit page to find out if your police or sheriff's department is already signed up with Project ChildSafe. If you don't see your local law enforcement agency listed, reach out to them today and encourage them to partner with Project ChildSafe.
Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention
Check out the latest podcasts on suicide prevention brought to you by the Rocky Mountain MIRECC.
myStrength Expands Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Resources for LGBTQ+ Communities.
myStrength provides evidence-based, online tools and mobile apps that serve as treatment extenders- extending the reach and effectiveness of healthcare providers. The resources have been updated to better serve the LGBTQ+ community with the following:
The C-SSRS For Everyone As a family member, friend, neighbor, or colleague, you can make a difference by using the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) to help determine when someone is at risk for suicide and how to help.
The Community Card version of the C-SSRS is the one best suited for use by family members, friends, and others who have a relationship with a person who may be at risk. It involves asking just three to six questions, but the answers provide enough information to determine whether someone needs help and if immediate action is needed. The questions’ plain language also may make it easier for you to talk to someone who may be suicidal. Start the conversation now.
Framing Fundamentals for Multigenerational Approaches to Mental Health
A FrameWorks Communications Toolkit
This toolkit, generously funded by the Ford Foundation, supports an effort to reframe and change the conversation about mental health and its overall connection with wellbeing. By helping advocates work together to frame mental health at all stages of the life course, the recommendations in this resource can encourage civic engagement with mental health issues and increase support for effective policies and programs. It can also help breakdown silos between child- and adult-facing mental health advocates by advancing a shared story about multigenerational approaches to mental health supports.