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Suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 17 in Colorado. In El Paso County, which includes the City of Colorado Springs, deaths by suicide among youth under the age of 18 increased in recent years, from seven deaths in 2014 to 15 in 2016 and 13 in 2017.
El Paso County Public Health convenes a workgroup of over 90 community partners to take collective action in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention is everyone's business and everyone is welcome at the table.
For more information on the Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup or to get involved, please contact:
Youth Health and Development Planner
El Paso County Public Health
No single intervention or prevention program can prevent all suicides. Suicide is most effectively prevented by a comprehensive approach through implementation of programs across all ages and settings. Suicide prevention is everyone's business.
What are the warning signs of suicide?
If you are concerned about someone, ask yourself the following questions. Have they shown or shared any of the following:
How can you respond?
If you notice any of these warning signs in anyone, you can help!
For someone with an immediate life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance.
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