Supporting Action for Mental Health (SAM) is a movement of local community groups, organizations, faith communities, residents, and local government working together to explore how we all can raise awareness of and take action to address mental health needs in Longmont.
Speak Up, Speak Out, Ask Questions,
Listen and Respond to make suicide a
thing of the past
Many More Tomorrows: Mental Wellness Month—September 2019
September is International Suicide Prevention Month. To support our community, Supporting Action for Mental Health has organized a month-long series of events and discussions about creating mental wellness.
Suicide has become a health epidemic.
· 1,175 people died by suicide in Colorado in 2017.
· It is the leading cause of death among our youth (age 10 – 24).
· It is most common among people aged 45-64 years old.
· Men are 3 times more likely than women to die by suicide.
· Colorado has been in the top ten states for suicide for the last 10 years
The events aim to increase mental health literacy, decrease stigma, increase mental wellness, and help residents start the
The activities aim to help residents recognize the tools they
Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid
Learn more here. Host/sponsor a Mental Health First Aid training at your business, place of worship, or with a community group.
Volunteer! Join a Supporting Action for Mental Health committee. Email SAM project coordinator, to learn more.
Tell others about Supporting Action for Mental Health. Download our flyer.
Meet the Team
Janaki Jane and Chana Goussetis
Supporting Action for Mental Health
350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, Colorado