suicide

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A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

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Shifting points of view introduce a suicide, a disappearance and set the stage for drama

In Cynthia Swanson's "The Glass Forest," we get the first scent of mystery surrounding a tragedy bound to play out in betrayal

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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.