Here’s the terrible news: Teen suicide rates are soaring throughout the country. Here’s even worse news: Colorado leads the trend.
Now, the good news: We can reduce teen suicide by addressing the crisis directly, as seen in metropolitan Colorado Springs.
The United Health Foundation released a report last week that found a startling rise in teen suicides. From 2016 through 2018, the national teen suicide rate rose by 25% for adolescents ages 15-19. That’s an increase of 8.4 to 10.5 deaths by suicide for every 100,000 people in that age group.