DENVER - September marks Suicide Prevention Month and in an effort to raise awareness, the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit, joins the Denver Fire Department to highlight ways people are affected by suicide, and the importance of community connection in the healing process.
According to experts, in 2014, 1,058 people died by suicide in Colorado, the highest number in state history. Colorado ranks 7th for highest number of suicides a year across the country.
Tomorrow, September 10th, 2015, there will be a candle-lighting ceremony to recognize those affected by suicide. The event is free and open to the public at Cheesman Park Pavilion, 1177 Race St. between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
There are several events happening throughout the month to support suicide prevention. You can view them on the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado's website.
For immediate support with a suicide crisis call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.