I made it out alive

November 27, 2017

“I didn’t understand why I felt so empty inside.”

Lea’s story begins with her father. He struggled with depression and died by suicide when she was nine years old.

Devastated, Lea turned to alcohol, drugs, and self-harm. But with therapy and support, she says, “I made it out alive.

Too many Coloradans don’t. More than 1,000 die by suicide every year. The good news: You can make a difference. Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 5, but you can schedule your tax-deductible donation right now.

Lea and survivors like her are living proof that mental health care works. To make such care available to more Coloradans, we’ve set an ambitious goal: we aim to raise $100,000 over the next eight days.

You don’t often get a chance to save lives. Can we count on you today?

-Andrew Romanoff

November 27, 2017