Tuesday, June 4, 2013

9News Reports on Means Restriction as a tool for Suicide Prevention

KUSA - For every one gun-related homicide in Colorado there are nearly four gun-related suicides, according to data obtained by I-News Network and analyzed by 9Wants to Know.

I-News analyzed gun deaths in Colorado from 2000-2011, the years between the Columbine school shooting and the Aurora Theater shootings. The organization reviewed the information in a story called Colorado's Deadliest Neighborhood.

But I-News, a non-profit investigative journalism organization, also documented another interesting trend. Seventy six percent of all gun deaths in Colorado between 2000 and 2011 were suicides. That's why mental health experts say if we focus on lowering the number of gun deaths, we also should focus on suicide prevention.

Continue the story at 9News.com