Fast Fact – July 22, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 22, 2022

In 2020, Colorado’s teen suicide rate remained at a historically high level: a rate of 21.6 suicides per 100,000 teens ages 15 to 19, representing 83 young people who tragically lost their lives to suicide. Seven Colorado counties saw particularly high teen suicide rates in 2020, relative to the state average. Specifically, Pueblo, El Paso, Douglas and Adams counties experienced teen suicide rates significantly higher than the state. For all Colorado youth between the ages of 10 and 18, suicide has been identified as the leading cause of death in recent years. To see how this rate has changed over time, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.