Colorado Legislator Acts with Bold Humility to Prevent Suicide
November 23, 2020
News Type: From the Field, State Infrastructure
Speaker: Linda Newell, Former Colorado State Senator and Suicide Loss Survivor
In this short video, former state Senator and suicide loss survivor Linda Newell shares lessons from her involvement in building Colorado’s suicide prevention capacity. With input from the state’s coalition of experts and people with personal or family experience with suicidality, legislators expanded support for foundational aspects of suicide prevention. The state has been able to address suicide by analyzing infrastructure gaps and embedding public health approaches into all levels of support.
- Read more about Colorado’s Office of Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Commission.
- See how Colorado leveraged existing infrastructure and champions to fund state and community efforts.
- Learn how your state can develop similar infrastructure, and read additional examples by visiting the Authorize and Partner essential elements of SPRC’s state Infrastructure Recommendations.