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The Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance (DASPA) was started in 2006 by three local, passionate professionals who were dedicated to reducing suicide in Douglas County. One of those members, Dr. Barbara Becker from AllHealth Network is still an active member.

In 2014 we became the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance, 100% volunteer based, as we were joined by many organizations that are located in Arapahoe County.

We accept donations to do the hard work we do every day in our communities.

We are an Alliance comprised of organizations representing mental health providers, law enforcement agencies, coroner offices, school districts, fire rescue departments, hospitals, private citizens and faith communities.  Please visit our Members page for more information.

DASPA’s mission is to implement comprehensive, community wide initiatives for preventing suicide in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado.

“Aiming for Zero” is our commitment to eliminating suicides in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties. It reflects our understanding that regardless of the resources available, some people will choose death over life. We are none-the-less aiming for zero suicides each and every day.

Every year more and more people in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties find themselves in need of support as they care for themselves or loved ones who have attempted suicide or lost a love one to suicide. DASPA is here to help raise awareness and educate our communities.

We partner with several different Alliance members to help offer different trainings related to suicide intervention and awareness.  Please visit the Training tab on our home page for more information.