Denver Gazette: GUEST COLUMN – Colorado’s teen suicides fueled by pot, pandemic

Dec 14, 2020

“Colorado’s kids are not alright.

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Colorado for people ages 10 to 24. Our state has the seventh-highest suicide rate in the country, and that was before we forced young people to separate from their schools, their friends and their hangouts in March.

There were at least 31 suicides among 10- to17-year-olds between March and August.

Thirty-one children killed themselves in Colorado over just FOUR months. Read that again. And again. That takes my breath away. Another shock and awe; the Colorado Attorney General’s Office recently said that for Colorado teens, suicide was ‘starting to seem normal in their communities.'”

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