WHAT IS SPCC?
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was
formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide
agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource
network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.
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$4.65m Awarded in Grants for Suicide Research
Twenty-seven national and international applicants have been selected to receive more than $4 million in research funding to understand and decrease suicide.
Even though suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, it receives far less funding than other causes. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is working to restore that balance.
“The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been funding scientific research for the past 30 years. We believe research is critical to leading us to a better understanding of the contributors to suicide and the development of useful approaches to prevent suicide,” said Jill Harkavy-Friedman, AFSP vice president of research. “This year we received an impressive number of novel, high-quality applications.”
Anyone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts should contact Colorado Crisis Services: http://coloradocrisisservices.org/ or 844-493-TALK(8255).