Colorado above national suicide average

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Colorado ranks above average in suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

A report released Thursday says about 4.6 percent of adult Coloradans gave serious thought to suicide in the previous year, compared with the national average of 3.7 percent.

The report is the first to look at suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts rather than completed suicides on a state-by-state basis. Authorities say the report can be used to develop better suicide prevention strategies.