Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Suicide Is Leading Cause Of Gun Deaths, But Largely Absent In Debate On Gun Violence

There is new attention being paid at the national level to the role of guns in suicides. Much of the discussion around gun safety has centered around interpersonal firearm violence, missing the fact that 76% of gun deaths in Colorado are due to suicide. This recent article highlights some important steps that people can take to reduce suicides by guns.

You can read more about suicide prevention from the CO Office of Suicide Prevention or the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.

If you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please call the National Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.