Colorado Legislator Acts with Bold Humility to Prevent Suicide

November 23, 2020

News Type:  From the Field, State Infrastructure
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Speaker:  Linda Newell, Former Colorado State Senator and Suicide Loss Survivor
Speaker:  Colorado

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.

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