State Senator Chris Kolker was a prime sponsor of the 988 legislation that would implement the three digit number for crisis response services in Colorado, making the suicide prevention lifeline even more accessible for those experiencing a behavioral health crisis. While there was broad support for this legislation, hearing the story of why it is so meaningful to Senator Kolker will bring a whole new appreciation to his work in suicide prevention. Listen in as he shares his story, including a lifelong struggle with depression, battling stigma, and using his political platform to normalize conversations and education on mental health.
This episode contains discussions about suicide and suicide prevention. Please know that if you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, help is always available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Find out more about Senator Kolker: Chris Kolker | Colorado General Assembly
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