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Colorado’s suicide rate reaches record numbers in 2012

More Coloradans died by suicide in 2012 than ever before, says the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment. The state’s suicide death toll has been climbing in the past decade, giving Colorado one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. In 2012, 1,053 people in the state completed suicide, representing a rate of… Continue Reading Colorado’s suicide rate reaches record numbers in 2012

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,… Continue Reading Colorado above national suicide average

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No identity yet in downtown suicide

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Colorado Springs police have not yet identified the man who  jumped to his death from a downtown building today. That information will likely be released tomorrow, police said. Police received 911 calls about 10 a.m. from multiple witnesses who said they saw a man either fall or jump from the 12-story Alamo Building at 102 S.… Continue Reading No identity yet in downtown suicide

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Last year wasn’t just bad for business in Colorado. It also marked the state’s highest suicide rate in 20 years, a statistic driven in part by the sour economy. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported that 940 people committed suicide last year, a rate of 18.4 for every 100,000. “The impact of… Continue Reading Colorado suicide rate jumps to highest level in 20 years

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Colo. suicide increase linked to poor economy

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Colorado’s suicide rate jumped to it’s highest rate last year since 1988, likely spurred by the poor economy, experts say. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 940 suicides in 2009, a ratio of 18.4 deaths per 100,000 people. The ratio was 18.9 in 1998. Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department’s Office… Continue Reading Colo. suicide increase linked to poor economy

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Forum to examine Springs’ high suicide rate

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Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group is exploring the reasons behind the Colorado Springs’ high suicide rate during a day-long panel event from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event will feature a panel of local and state suicide experts as well as a community… Continue Reading Forum to examine Springs’ high suicide rate

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