Colorado has a need in providing mental health services, and in helping prevent adolescent suicides. With numbers from 2019 showing Colorado well above the national average of teen suicide deaths for 15-19 year olds.
A Correlation in Access to Mental Health Resources
We found some news from 2019 that highlights the correlation for a need for mental health services in the state of Colorado for children of all ages.
Reporting on the numbers between 2016 and 2019, Colorado saw an increase of 58% in the number of suicide deaths for teens. This tragic rate of loss equates to one out of every five adolescent deaths is attributed to suicide.
Featuring the Chief Medical Officer of the United Health Foundation, an article you can read more about this in is available here.
Early access to mental care, and reducing the perceived stigma associated with suicide could help in prevention.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has information on suicide prevention available here.
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