HOPE Lights the Night 2019 comments by Susan Marine

HOPE Lights the Night 2019 Comments Susan Marine Welcome, and thank you for coming and braving the elements this snowy evening! While the HOPE Coalition organizes this event, we are grateful to the many diverse organizations that sponsor this program to show their concern about suicide in our community. We are also thankful for the […]

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Rabbi Nadya’s talk for HOPE Lights the Night 2019

HOPE Lights The Night 2019 Rabbi Nadya Gross Ten years ago, when I was first invited to address this gathering, my greatest concern was that I would inadvertently say something that would push a button in one or more of those present and cause new wounding or re-wounding. I still feel that anxiety – each […]

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Joy Redstone: Confronting suicide: Loss can derail us

Once a month, we sit in a church basement and talk about suicide. The purpose of the HOPE Coalition of Boulder County is to prevent suicides in our community, but that work waits until after each has shared. Many of us are recovering from the suicide of a family member. Stigma shrouds any conversation about […]

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Surrounding You

Surrounding You by Barbara McAfee I wish you courage for the next step and the next, I wish you peace in the middle of the storm, I wish you unexpected joy, the strength to see you through, And a heart wide open to all the love surrounding you, It’s surrounding you. Performance is by Resonance […]

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In Response to 13 Reasons Why

With thousands of people talking about the Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’, we here at Hope Coalition have a number of interesting articles that have appeared and we feel helps further the conversation in positive ways:   In Response to 13 Reasons Why Right now, thousands of people are talking about the show 13 Reasons Why. […]

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Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back: On Saturday April 2nd, 2016 we had a great time with Adrienne, Sherrie, Travis and Robin who all brought great contributions to the question of ‘what to do to move forward when things in life go completely awry?’. (See the detailed topics…) Plus we had some homemade cake from Adrienne, which always makes […]

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Sports and Depression KGNU March 2015

Posted: March 11, 2015 at 8:20 am by KGNU, in Featured, Morning Magazine Photo: Kathy Valentine, Chair of the Hope Coalition of Boulder County and former NFL player Derek McCoy. McCoy is the keynote speaker for this weeks event exploring the connection between sports and depression. The HOPE Coalition of Boulder County will be exploring […]

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HOPE Lights the Night KGNU Interview

HOPE Lights the Night Posted: November 3, 2015 at 1:47 pm by KGNU, in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine On Wednesday November 4th, members of the community who have been touched by suicide are invited to attend the annual HOPE lights the night remembrance service in Boulder. Andi Jason lost lost her son Jessie to […]

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Legislation – House Bill 1140 PASSED

Sponsored by Senator Linda Newell (D-Littleton) aims to lower the suicide rate by encouraging hospitals to educate patients & relatives of patients who have attempted suicide about prevention before they leave the facility. Colorado law designates the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment as the coordinator for suicide prevention programs throughout the state. This […]

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