STAY SAFE Partnership

STAY SAFE Partnership

Suicide Prevention for Teens

The Supporting Teens and Youth through Safety and Family Empowerment (STAY SAFE) Partnership is a program for youth ages 12-19 who have experienced a recent suicide attempt or severe suicidal ideation. The program serves individuals in Denver County.

STAY SAFE Partnership

Suicide Prevention for Teens

The Supporting Teens and Youth through Safety and Family Empowerment (STAY SAFE) Partnership is a program for youth ages 12-19 who have experienced a recent suicide attempt or severe suicidal ideation. The program serves individuals in Denver County.

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STAY SAFE Partnership Services

The STAY SAFE Partnership offers a variety of culturally responsive services for youth and their families, including:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychiatry (Including Psychiatric Evaluation)
  • Medication Administration & Management
  • Case Management
  • Parent & Caregiver Support

We provide services for two to four hours per week for four to six weeks, depending on specific needs. On average, the people we serve are in treatment for four weeks.

First Program of Its Kind in Colorado

Death by suicide among young people is a rising health crisis in Denver, leading national statistics by nearly 2-to-1. The availability of inpatient services, as well as intense services after hospital discharges, has decreased.

The STAY SAFE Partnership offers an alternative to inpatient placements. It is the first program of its kind in the state of Colorado.

Community-Based Model

We provide services at one of our Denver locations, at home or via telehealth.

Evidence-Based Practices

The STAY SAFE Partnership uses evidence-based practices to provide a short-term model of suicide stabilization, including:

  • Zero Suicide: An initiative that offers a set of tools and strategies to improve care and outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide.
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS): A practice that treats youth-defined suicidal drivers to reduce suicidal ideation, depression and hopelessness.

Evidence-based treatment plans include individual and family sessions, as well as sessions that bring youth and their families together with the treatment team.

Resources After the Program

The Mental Health Center of Denver offers continued support for youth and their families after the STAY SAFE Partnership is completed. We offer a wide array of well-being services for individuals across the lifespan, including:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Healthy Living Classes
  • Case Management
  • Food Boxes with Fresh Produce
  • Access to Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND)

Contact Us

To learn more about the STAY SAFE Partnership, please call 303.504.7900 or email us at accesscenter@mhcd.org.

In addition to meeting families in their homes and providing telehealth services, the STAY SAFE Partnership operates out of three of the Mental Health Center of Denver’s locations:

  • Colorado Crisis Services
    4353 E. Colfax Ave. | Denver
  • Child & Family Services at North Federal
    1405 Federal Blvd. | Denver
  • Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being
    3401 Eudora St. | Denver

Locations

Colorado Crisis Services: 4353 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220 

Child & Family Services at North Federal: 1405 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being: 3401 Eudora St., Denver, CO 80207