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Governer Hickenlooper Signs "Zero Suicide Bill" in Colorado

Zero Suicide Bill

Denver, Colorado. June 8, 2016. Today Colorado led the nation as the first state to legislate a bold, inspirational goal: zero suicide in healthcare. Governor John Hickenlooper, surrounded by key suicide prevention advocates, signed Senate Bill 147, making Colorado’s healthcare system committed to a leadership philosophy and a proven standards of care that have been shown to decrease suicide (learn more here: www.ZeroSuicide.org). The bill passed in large part due to the effort of a statewide advocacy effort spearheaded by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado. Through grassroots efforts among people bereaved by suicide, suicide attempt survivors, prevention advocates, researchers, and clinicians, the passion of the SPCC membership was heard, “Not another life to lose.”

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