Suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-17 in Colorado. Young adults ages 19-24 in our state experience a suicide rate that is 1.5 times higher than the national average. Two new reports from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment examine the problem of suicide among youth and young adults and identify steps we can take to prevent further loss of life.
Suicide is a preventable cause of death; if you or someone you know is experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always available: 1-800-273-8255.
Access the reports:
Suicide Among Youth in Colorado, 2013-2017: Ages 10-18
Suicide Among Young Adults in Colorado, 2014-2019: Ages 19-24
The Office of Suicide Prevention has many resources, including these youth mental health and suicide prevention materials.
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