Colorado has the 9th highest suicide rate in the country. In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 46,000 lives each year.  It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to 1.2 million people attempting suicide annually.  Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, and the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults.

Gather a team and enjoy an outdoor activity to honor a loved one or raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Proceeds from the event will go toward the life saving services provided at  Mind Springs Health and West Springs Hospital.

This is your opportunity to to be pro-active, take action, and help Save Lives.

I have several experiences with friends and family members who have lost their battle with depression. I participate to help spread awareness about resources for those who need it and to help end the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.

To do my small part to help prevent suicide in our community.

Mental Health is not talked about enough and there are not enough people that embrace and are willing to help someone struggling. In 2020 I found out that the only thing I have ever wanted in life would never be reality. After multiple miscarriages I had to chose between my health and my dream of being a mother. Where this was an easy decision on the surface it was not underneath. It was so devastating. I did not want to continue. I wanted to be with my babies in heaven. I did not have anyone to talk to. Everyone says “you will be okay” or they would talk about all the people who have children. I fought through it alone. I told myself if I found a new purpose in life I could get through it. I focused on my self care and my 8 year old niece. Instead of feeling the void I am still trying to heal the void.

I lost a family member this year. My spouse has lost many friends to suicide. We have lost community members clients. If I can help prevent 1 loss it is well worth every step.

Our efforts in bringing awareness and resources towards suicide are very important to me since my dad died by suicide 7 years ago. That is why I am a member of the Zero Suicide Steering Committee.

Access to mental health care is essential for a stable and balanced community.

I have lost so many loved ones to suicide and I want others to know they are not alone. They are loved and they have other options.

I have contemplated taking my own life. I also have spent portions of my life in a mentally, spititually and physically unbalanced state. It is largely because of the support my family, friends and strangers provided me that I am now able to help others. It is because I and they chose to unyieldingly believe in my potential. My wish is to support those who may not be as fortunate as I was to provide others with unconditional optimism and encouragement. I also wish to spread the message that recovery that wellness after illness and leading a fulfilling life is indeed possible .

Suicide Prevention is a passion of mine. I am participating in honor of Brian MacLafferty my friend who died of suicide 7 years ago. We need to raise awareness and come together for this important cause.

To support Mind Springs Health and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

I lost my best friend to suicide back in 2009. This is for Elliott Feinberg. I hope we can raise more awareness for mental health for those who either are stressed (I suffer from anxiety) or have chemical imbalances or PTSD. From children to elderly. I’m also advocating for our return veterans. Let’s take care of each other.

Because this is an important cause! Suicide affects so many people. As a counselor I see how it affects clients. As a mom I’ve talked to my son about how this topic impacts him. As an aunt I worry about my nephew and how his new MH diagnosis might take him down this dangerous road. As a friend I have been impacted by someone years ago who completed suicide. This community in particular sees such a high rate of suicide it’s just so sad and scary.

To support our life saving work.

To show support for the work we do.

To support suicide prevention efforts

I think we need a heightened awareness in our valley. It’s a great cause!

want to help – love mind springs and what you do

we want to help and value what mind springs does

To make a difference for people

To raise awareness of suicide. My grandfather committed suicide before I was born.

To support the important work we do to help those who are struggling in our communities.

I’m doing this in memory of my son Kyle who took his life on June 29 2020 at the age of 30 while vacationing in Georgia. Although he lived in Breckenridge for 12 years. He isn’t included in the suicide statistics for Summit County. It makes me wonder how many others were in this same situation.

Because I care about educating our communities about the risk of suicide in our area and want to encourage everyone to make a difference in some way.

This is a great cause! We need to destigmitize suicide and mental health issues. We all know struggle with addiction ( to something!) and loss. Let’s show up and support the need to be vulnerable and accept help WHENEVER we need and deserve it

I grew up in Grand Junction and have compassion and love for everyone there. My family has been impacted by the overwhelming suicide rate in the area for years. Though none of our family members have succeeded. We have felt the devastation along side the community as so many youth have struggled.

To support this wonderful effort and the great work that is done by Mind Springs

Raise awareness of the need for real mental health services in Grand County.

For Max. I miss him.

With three boys who I have helped to navigate the stressors of society and the current American school system I have seen the anxiety that arises and thus do what I can to help them. As a writer with an Aspen lifestyle blog I have platforms to help share voices and my passion is supporting teens and mental health.

To do my part for a program that saves lives.

I believe suicide is preventable- and getting the word out to support those who are hurting is so important.

I am part of the mobile crisis team and assist in responding to those struggling with suicidal ideation and contemplating ending their life. Within our great communities the needs are outweighing our ability to meet them. I want to contribute so that more support can be available to help prevent future suicides within the counties MindSprings MH is responsible for in Colorado.

To raise awareness for suicide prevention.  I have lost a number of friends to suicide over the years.

Mental health care is extremely important and Mind Springs is an important organization in providing care to western Colorado!

It is a fun way to raise money for a good cause

I believe in the power of Upstream Prevention and I understand the important role Mind Springs Health serves in our communities to promote prevention messaging as well as offering Adult Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid classes at no charge to participants.

To support a great cause and support mental health services in our community.

To support a great cause and support mental health services in our community.

I just like to help on what i can to save a life. Mind springs have saved 2 of my kids lives.

My dad died by suicide about 8 years ago. I wasn’t aware of the resources available at that time so spreading awareness is very important to me.

As an attempt survivor I do see the Suicide Awareness Event as incredibly eyeopening opportunity for those that find themselves in that place. I want to be apart of that.


Over two decades of supporting suicide prevention efforts in our area.


Long time supporter of Suicide prevention efforts.

Too many people in our valley have died by suicide including friends.

Because one is just too many.

I love to bike and so this is a way to give back by doing something I really enjoy.

Support the message that mental health is a foundational pillar to life!

Prevention is important, saving lives is what we do!

I have lost two cousins and a brother-in-law to suicide.

Lost my (our) wonderful son to suicide.

Prevention is key to a healthy vibrant community