Suicide Prevention

Red Rocks Community College has partnered with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health to develop the Suicide Prevention Project. The Suicide Prevention Project is funded by a $274,405 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). This project will prepare the Red Rocks community to recognize and prevent the immediate risk of suicide

The three-year grant supports development of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan for Red Rocks Community College and the fostering of a culture of help seeking on the Red Rocks campus. The plan will include the development of a network linking the campus to the community and will also engage faculty and staff in training with the goal of creating a campus culture free from stigma around seeking help for mental and behavioral health issues.

The RRCC Suicide Prevention Action Committee has developed two manuals to help faculty and staff prevent and address suicide on campus. 

The Suicide Prevention Manual provides information to assist faculty and staff in talking to students experiencing suicidal thoughts and get them connected to resources to address these concerns. The Student Death Postvention Manual outlines protocols following the death of a student. This manual is to assist faculty and staff in addressing the death of a current student, whether by suicide or not, in a sensitive and informative manner in order to provide information and support to students.

The Suicide Prevention Manual and Student Death Postvention Manual can be found in two places. One location is on the Shared Drive in the Suicide Prevention Folder, and the other is on THE ROCK in the FACULTY TAB under "Resources and Guides."

Crisis Lines and Text Lines:

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-799-8255

National Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741

Colorado Crisis Services Support Line: 1-844-493-8255

Colorado Crisis Services Text Line: Text TALK to 38255