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Lifelines: Preventing Youth Suicide

During a year characterized by illness, isolation, and struggle, Rocky Mountain PBS’ Insight with John Ferrugia traveled Colorado — with one of the nation’s highest rates of suicide — and beyond to gather first-hand stories of prevention, healing, and hope. Click the images below to hear from those impacted by Colorado’s youth suicide crisis — and Colorado’s response. If you have an immediate mental health crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255. Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with the Lifeline.

Learning Through Loss

Communities hit by sharp increases in youth suicide share the knowledge and tools they have developed to help their communities and others across the globe prevent further loss.

Starting the Conversation

Tips for parents on how to talk about suicide and mental health from mental health professionals, suicide prevention experts and suicide loss survivors.

Someone Like Me

Young Coloradoans who have struggled with thoughts of suicide share their personal journeys toward recovery.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide is preventable. Find local and national resources that can help during a crisis and offer support to families.

This project is part of a collaboration with FRONTLINE, the PBS series, through its Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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