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February 26, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm


If you are not able to attend the event in person, please consider participating remotely via Facebook Live as we stream the morning session from 8:30 am -11:00 am; then, support the collective efforts by joining us in our “call to action” and emailing your legislators afterward.

Check out the Facebook Event Page here.

State Capitol Days bring together passionate volunteers to advocate for state policy changes that will improve mental health and help prevent suicide.

On Tuesday, February 26th, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Colorado Chapter will join together with Mental Health ColoradoSuicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado to present the 1st Annual Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol.

Registration Deadline: Sun. Feb. 24, 2019 11:59 p.m.

We will meet with our state legislators during the event to:

  • Share with them why suicide prevention is important to YOU and to your community
  • Educate them about the work being done in your community to prevent suicide
  • Teach them what more must be done to prevent suicide

The event will include a training session on the basics of an effective advocacy visit and current policy issues. We will then go on several in-person visits with state legislators that will be scheduled ahead of time.


7:30    Check-in Opens

7:45   Breakfast for registrants and legislators

8:15   Welcome and Introductions

8:20   The Hard Facts About Suicide in Colorado  –  Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment

9:10   Welcome to the Capitol/Why Legislation is Important – Senator Todd, Representative Landgraf

9:20   How a Bill Becomes a Law – Former State Senator Moe Keller

9:50    Panel: Grassroots Advocacy, Tips for Meeting with Legislators and Making the “Ask”  – Former Senators Linda Newell and Moe Keller,  Susan Marine – Chair of Advocacy – SPCC, Chelsey Dumond – AFSP Manager, Public Policy Event and Projects

10:40   Adjourn to West Capitol Steps for Group Photo

11:00   Group Photo

11:15   Meetings With Legislators Begin

Resource Tables will be available in the Capitol Rotunda on the 1st floor (8:30am-2:00pm) where you can find more information from the following organizations: AFSP CO, MHC, NAMI-CO, SPCC, Office of Suicide Prevention, Second Wind Fund, Sources of Strength, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, School Safety Resource Center, and Parent Teacher Association.

Breakfast snacks and refreshments will be provided.




February 26, 2019
7:45 am - 1:00 pm


Miller Hall, First Baptist Church of Denver
1375 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203