Fast Fact – April 30, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 30, 2021

In 2019, Colorado’s teen suicide rate again reached its highest level on record: a rate of 21.0 suicides per 100,000 teens aged 15 to 19, representing 80 young Coloradans who tragically lost their lives to suicide. Among the 12 counties for which teen suicide rates were available in 2019, Fremont, Montrose and Arapahoe Counties experienced the highest rates. For all Colorado youth between the ages of 10 and 18, suicide has been identified as the leading cause of death in recent years, and recent local research identified cyberbullying, social media use, a lack of a sense of resiliency, and exposure to adult suicide as risk factors. Learn more about Colorado’s teen suicide rate over the years by visiting the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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