State Innovation Model (SIM)

The Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM) Local Public Health funding seeks to improve the behavioral health and wellness of communities that reside in Archuleta, La Plata, and San Juan counties through maximizing access to behavioral health preventive services, developing partnership, and building systems that support community-clinical linkages.

The main goal of the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) SIM project is to reduce the rate of completed and attempted suicide across the Southwest region, especially targeting vulnerable sub-populations.  This will require all of our community members and organizations to work together.


SIM Services

Program Manager | 970 335 2091

Help and hope are available 24 / 7 / 365.

Colorado Crisis Line  |  1-844-493-TALK

National Suicide Prevention  |  1-800-273-TALK

Axis Health System Crisis Line  |  970-247-5245

Trevor Project- LGBTQ  |  1-866-488-7386

Suicide Statistics

National, state, and local statistics on suicide deaths.

Suicide Myth Busters

There are a lot of misconceptions about suicide – learn the facts.

Suicide Prevention - What to Do

Suicide prevention and intervention is about caring human connections.

The Numbers

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