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For farmers in a mental health crisis, it’s often tough to seek help. A Colorado program aims to begin conversations.

Amid uncertainties over tariffs and declining income, suicides are increasing in Colorado and rates are higher in rural areas than in urban environments

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Denver and other cities are looking to take cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Denver is one of at least eight cities considering an Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets to decriminalize and improve the treatment of people with severe mental illness

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A text, chat line for LGBTQ youth contemplating suicide gets a boost in Colorado

The Trevor Project connected with 1,500 Colorado teens last year, and that’s not nearly enough, the nonprofit says

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Kate Petrocco’s death ruled a suicide by Adams County coroner

Petrocco’s family has been raising questions about the investigation into the 36-year-old mother of two’s death in July

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Centura Health says clarity is needed on Colorado’s assisted suicide law after lawsuit

In a federal court filing, Centura Health argues that the U.S. Constitution's religious freedom protections trumps Colorado law's protections for doctors who both chose to or decide against prescribing lethal drugs to hasten the death of patients

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Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say

Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.

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Death rates among pregnant women in Colorado are climbing. Suicide and overdose are to blame.

To counteract the rising mortality figure, the state strengthened a death review committee and plans to expand drug treatment

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Colorado kids and teens are dying at a rate higher than the U.S. average — and suicide is to blame

The state ranked poorly in health outcomes and mediocre overall in the latest national report on child well-being by the Annie E. Casey Foundation