Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the leading cause of injury death in Colorado and ranks in the top five causes of death for Coloradans ages 10-55. The suicide rate has increased in Colorado from 19.2 per 100,000 in 2014 to 20.3 per 100,000 in 2016.. This is the highest number of suicide deaths ever recorded in Colorado, and the rate illustrates a continued upward trend in suicide deaths since 2009. In 2016, suicide was the 7th leading cause of death for all Coloradans. The highest rates and numbers for Coloradans clustered around two distinct age groups: those age 19-34 and those age 44-59. Young adolescents are particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted injury and as a result, suicide is the leading cause of hospitalizations and death for youth ages 10-14.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Suicide Prevention webpage has more information on data, OSP grantees, how you can prevent suicide and the Suicide Prevention Commission.