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.
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.
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.