SESS – Suicide Education and Support Services

Whether you are looking to learn more to help prevent suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide, Suicide Education and Support Services (SESS) is here to support you.

You are not alone. Hope is possible.

Community outreach reduces the stigma that keeps people from getting help when they are thinking about suicide. Our SESS team presents to businesses, schools, community agencies, and other organizations.

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Peer-led support groups provide resources, important opportunities to talk about loss and trauma, and fellowship to those bereaved by suicide.

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Through our collaboration we strive to build a wider and stronger safety net of suicide prevention resources in Northern Colorado.

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Mantherapy.org offers tools and resources that help men tackle stress and other common mental health issues.

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This social media toolkit has been created to assist you in raising awareness for September as Suicide Awareness Month.

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  • SAFETeen©

    This powerful presentation is designed to provide resources, help, and hope to middle/high school aged students, Students will learn warning signs and walk away feeling empowered to reach out for support. Offered at no cost to our community.

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    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training

    Join a growing number of people in a research-supported approach to preventing suicide. This 60-90 minute certification training teaches participants to recognize warning signs, and respond when a person is experiencing a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts. Offered at no cost to our community. (1.5 CEUs)

    More Information Schedule a Training Visit QPR Website

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Master Training

    This full-day, full-certification training certifies participants to teach the 60-90-minute QPR Gatekeeper Training. Cost: $495.00/person. Recertification: $85.00/every 3 years.

    For more information email kimberly.pratt@northrange.org

    Custom Training

    Looking for something slightly more tailored? From 15-minutes to two-days, SESS will create a training to meet your needs.

  • Postvention (After a Loss) Support
    You are not alone in your grief. Suicide affects millions each year. SESS helps families, friends, and colleagues navigate loss from death by suicide with peer-led support groups, professional consultations, non-therapy-based Healing Conversations.
    Heart-to-Heart

    Closed, 8-week peer-led suicide loss survivor group
    Dates: Spring and Fall, annually
    Time: evening hours; typically 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    • Typically has 4-8 loss survivors in attendance.
    • Facilitators walk survivors through the various challenges of suicide loss such as: how to tell your story, dealing with stages of grief, dealing with the emotions and questions that come up, and learning new coping and resilience skills for dealing with grief and loss.

    More Information and Registration

    Heartbeat

    Open and closed drop-in support groups for suicide loss survivors
    All Heartbeat Support Groups currently meet via Zoom.
    For questions about our Zoom format, please call 970.313.1095.

    • Designed for individuals 14-years-old and older. We can help connect youth under 14 years with the Community Grief Center.
    • It’s normal to feel nervous about joining group for the first time. If you feel nervous or if you have questions, please call 970.313.1095 ahead of time. We will meet you beforehand to answer any questions.

    Adult Teen

    Heartbeat Schedule
    Heartbeat General Support Group

    Monthly, drop-in support group for suicide loss survivors 14 and older.

    • Date: every 3rd Tuesday of the month
    • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Zoom meeting ID: 242 052 5977
    • Password: 0818
    Parents Heartbeat Support Group

    Monthly, drop-in for parents who have lost a child by suicide.

    • Date: every 1st Thursday of the month
    • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Zoom meeting ID: 949 8345 1592
    • Password: 009282
    Spouses/Significant Other Heartbeat Support Group

    Monthly, drop-in for survivors who have lost a significant other/spouse/partner to suicide.

    • Date: every 2nd Tuesday of the month
    • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Zoom meeting ID: 931 5903 6087
    • Password: 0818
    Teen Heartbeat Support Group

    Monthly, drop-in for teens who have lost a loved one to suicide. Ages 13-19 only.

    • Date: every 4th Tuesday of the month
    • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Zoom Meeting ID: 242 052 5977
    • No password required
    Professional Consultations

    SESS provides specialized support for anyone after a suicide loss. Examples can include:

    • Daily or weekly grief support
    • Helping families find a funeral home
    • Funeral or viewing support
    • Identifying supports outside of Weld
    • Family debriefing
    • Connecting survivors to services and support as things occur after the loss i.e.: financial help, legal help, long-term therapy, and finding clean-up agencies
    Healing Conversations
    • Sometimes survivors just want to talk to someone in a low impact, non-therapeutic setting. Healing Conversations is a service that gives survivors the opportunity to speak with a peer about their loss.
    • Healing Conversations are available to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

    For a consultation, non-therapy-based healing support, or healing conversations please reach out directly to SESS at 970-313-1089.
  • Imagine-ZeroNorth Range is the proud backbone agency of Weld County’s community suicide prevention coalition, coordinated by SESS.

    To learn more about our collaborative suicide prevention efforts in Weld County or to get involved, visit www.imaginezerosuicide.org

  • 30 Posts for 30 days: A Suicide Prevention Social Media Toolkit

    This toolkit can assist you in raising awareness for September as Suicide Awareness Month. The goal is to help you make scheduling and sharing posts as easy as possible.

  • ManTherapy.org

    In Weld County, men of working age are the most vulnerable to suicide and account for nearly 50 percent of our suicides annually.

    ManTherapy.org offers tools and resources that help men tackle stress and other common mental health issues. The 20-Point Head Inspection helps men evaluate their mental health and offers coaching tips to help strengthen and maintain it.

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