About Us

We are not a Crisis Center.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts about suicide, please Call the Colorado Crisis Line, Go to a Walk-In Center, Call 911 or Go to the closest
Hospital Emergency Department.

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. In 2014 we became the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance, 100% volunteer based, as we were joined by many organizations that are located in Douglas and Arapahoe County.
We are an Alliance comprised of organizations representing mental health providers, law enforcement agencies, coroner offices, school districts, hospitals, private citizens and faith communities.   DASPA’s mission is to implement comprehensive, community wide initiatives for preventing suicide in Douglas and Arapahoe Counties, Colorado. Please visit our Members page for more information. 
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.