Together We Are Stronger

glimmer-ribbonEvent Details

  • September 16, 2017
  • Bittersweet Park – 1471 35th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
  • 3k Walk & Twilight Balloon Release
  • Registration: 6pm-7pm
  • Walk & Dinner: 7pm-8pm
  • Balloon Release: 8:15pm
  • Tickets: Child/Student – $15 | Individual – $35 | Team of 5 – $120

Title Sponsor

Questions or concerns with Registration?

Call Kimberly Pratt at (970) 313-1160 or email her at


Did you know? Top Facts about Suicide in Weld County, Colorado
  • More Coloradans die each year by suicide than by car crashes, homicide, diabetes, breast cancer, flu or pneumonia.
  • 1,058 Coloradans died by suicide in 2015 – the 7th highest rate in the country.
  • Weld County lost 48 lives to suicide in 2016.
  • Men account for 76% of Weld County suicides in 2015 and 79.6% over the last 5 years.
  • Women will attempt suicide at a rate of 3-to-1, but men will die by suicide at a rate of 4-to-1.
  • In 2015, 4.3% of suicide deaths were youth ages 10-18, while 50% were working-aged adults (35-65 years).
  • In the United States, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for persons 14-24 years of age; in Colorado, it is the #1 cause of death, per the Colorado Child Fatality Review Board.
  • The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, 12% of teenagers said they had thoughts of suicide in the last year.
  • On average, a 60-minute presentation about suicide will identify 10% of individuals in need of support for suicidal ideation.
  • Suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death.

Who is SESS?

glimmer-sess-logoSuicide Education and Support Services (SESS), a program of North Range Behavioral Health, is an organization that provides Weld County with a resource that educates, de-stigmatizes mental health issues, seeks to prevent suicide, and supports those who have survived the suicide of a family member, friend, co-worker, classmate, or community member. Programming is standardized, proven to work, and provided by certified and experienced trainers.

To continue our prevention and grief services, SESS greatly appreciates and relies heavily on the support of organizations like yours. Your sponsorships and donations will help us provide prevention programs like SAFE:Teen and QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). SAFE:Teen, our youth program, helps us identify an average of four students per class that are struggling or who know someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts. QPR is a program for adults that teaches the warning signs and how to get help.

Between 2015 and 2016, SESS provided DIRECT services to 7,383 youth and 1,593 adults, as well as grief services to 356 community members. We also provided indirect services (through fairs, networking, and media) to well over 15,000 community members. Last year, your donations also helped us certify over 400 adults as suicide prevention gatekeepers, as well as a provide 4 mental health nights for parents, a town hall meeting targeted at veterans and their families, and our annual memorial balloon release for those left behind. While we can never know precisely how our services impact suicide rates or how many lives are saved in Weld County, your donations and our efforts make a big difference for many people in our communities.