Suicide / Mental Health

Suicide Prevention & Intervention

ERYC recognizes that suicide prevention and intervention are important to our community. ERYC helped initiate evidence-based suicide prevention trainings to any and all community members and groups whom are interested. SpeakUp ReachOut operates and facilitates many programs and trainings, in collaboration with community partners including ERYC.

As for statistics CADCA shares:
Men are more suicidal than women, but women attempt suicide more than men.
37% of suicides involved alcohol.
40% of suicide attempts involved alcohol.
There are three words we must bring to the table to help people with suicidal tendencies or a suicidal past. Those three words are hope, support, and love.
The risk factors to look out for are previous suicidal attempts, substance abuse, mental health disorders, access to weapons, isolation, and disabilities. We should also be that hero they are looking for. Someone who is willing to support them and love them and gives them hope.
We must create a culture of self-esteem, and have better access to healthcare (mental health).

For more resources and information:
Here are sources that are helpful for high school and college students.
A Student’s Guide to Recognizing Disorders, Seeking Help and Promoting Wellness
Depression Guidebook for Students:
Substance Abuse in College:
Balancing Student Stress:
Keep Reading:

Teens Health - Feeling Sad
Jason Foundation
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
The Second Wind
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Boys Town National Hotline (all youth, not just boys): 1-800-448-3000
Help Guide
Samaritan Center of Vail
Opting In - by Molly Fiore
College Mental Health
Substance Abuse in College
College Suicide Prevention

safe2tellThe Eagle River Youth Coalition is excited to be collaborating with Eagle County Schools and the Safe2Tell program, providing financial and marketing support. Safe2Tell provides YOUNG people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.

The program focuses on kids and the issues they face today. This program was based on the Columbine Commission Report’s recommendation that students need a safe and anonymous way to keep lines of communication open. They realized that tragedies could be prevented if young people had a way to tell someone what they knew without fearing retaliation.

Safe2Tell wants every student to know – telling isn’t “snitching.” Telling is when you need to keep yourself or someone you know safe from threats, harmful behaviors or dangerous situations.

To make a report, call 1-877-542-7233 from anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is free. You may also make a web-tip at Remember, your identity is safe. No one will ask for your name or number. There is no caller I.D., no call tracing, no call recording and no call forwarding. We only want to hear your concern and try to help.

The anonymity of all Safe2Tell reports is protected by C.R.S. 07-197. This means the reporting party remains UNKNOWN by Colorado State Law.

Students, are you still not sure if you should use Safe2Tell? If you don’t, who will?

We need your help to improve your school and community. By calling, you can help stop a friend from committing suicide, get another student off drugs, or stop a bully from making other people miserable. If you have information about the following topics, please call.

Information Sharing is the key to prevention and intervention and is required by the State of Colorado as a result of Columbine.

Here are just a few of the things that Safe2Tell can help with…
• Bullying
• Suicide Threats
• Planned parties
• Vandalism
• Harassment
• Alcohol
• Sexual Assault
• Fighting
• Threats
• Knives
• School Threats/Hit lists
• Guns
• Meanness
• Teasing
• Domestic Violence
• Drugs
• Dating Violence/Stalking
• Ditching
• Animal Cruelty
• Sexual Misconduct
• Explosives
• Child Abuse
• Stealing
• Cheating
• Fire Starting
• Planned fights
• Gangs
• Assaults


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Eagle River Youth Coalition - Making Youth a Community Priority
Physical Address: 34520 US Highway 6, C10 | Edwards, CO 81632
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4613 | Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: 970.949.9250 |
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