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Tough Topics

This guide offers local services and resources covering a variety of community needs, including suicide, substance abuse, sexual assault, gender identity, as well as many others.

How to Navigate This Page

Hello! You have found the Mental Health and Suicide Resources for parents and caregivers. The links in each of the boxes to the right (web) or below (mobile) will lead you to resources and support for mental and behavioral health questions that may relate to a young adult in your life. 

If you are a teen or young adult seeking resources for yourself, please visit the "Resources for Youth" section of the guide.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please do not hesitate to call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, or call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text "TALK" to 38255. These numbers will connect you to a safe and confidential crisis services by trained mental health professionals. Colorado Crisis Services also operates walk-in crisis centers at 115 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910 and 6071 E. Woodmen Rd., Ste. 135, Colorado Springs, CO 80923.

From the PPLD Collection

Out of Order

This is a manual for teens and young adults to help them understand mental illness and recovery. It covers such topics as mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, learning problems, intellectual disabilities, treatment, and recovery. 

Dead Serious : breaking the cycle of teen suicide

Learn how to break the cycle of teen suicide by recognizing the warning signs, encouraging conversation, and setting up a network of peers and trusted adults who can listen and, if necessary, connect to medical health professionals.

Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts for Teens

Written by two adolescent suicide experts, this gentle and effective guide will help teens overcome suicidal thoughts by reducing emotional pain, increasing hope, and building meaningful connections. Readers will learn specific skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Research and Lived Experience Stories

Additional Resources

Crisis Services

Parent Support

Counseling for Youth

Connection and Support Groups

Inpatient and Outpatient Care Services

State Resources