We are excited to announce that the Mind Springs Foundation is launching its 4th annual SUICIDE AWARENESS EVENT to be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17 and registration is OPEN.
The goal for this unique event is to help raise awareness for suicide prevention and fund life-saving mental health programs across all 10 of our Colorado counties.
How the Event Works
- Visit here to register or donate. There is a $25 entry fee to participate.
- After registering, you’ll receive a Suicide Prevention T-shirt and fun swag prior to the weekend of the event.
- On September 16 and/or 17, put on your event t-shirt and go for a bike ride, take a yoga class, hike, run, paddle, play a golf round – ANYTHING you feel like doing AND may even be doing anyway.
Make it a group activity with friends, family, co-workers OR go solo! Either way, you’re moving for something that matters and bringing awareness to a great cause.
Suicide Prevention Awareness
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 2022 saw the highest rates of suicide than any other year on record; 14.9 deaths for every 100,000 people. 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.
Now in its second year, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has received nearly 5 million calls, texts and online chat messages, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services. One fifth of those calls come from the Veterans Crisis Line.
September is the month to raise awareness for suicide prevention and treatment and to get to know the risks and warning signs for suicide and what to do in a crisis. Talking about suicide or talking about it directly when someone is struggling is the best way to break down stigma and get the help the people need. Talking is the first step to preventing suicide.
To learn more about prevention and how to spread awareness, here are some helpful resources:
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.