On Edge: After wanting to die, an Aurora teen is now learning to live
Navee Essien is speaking out – with support from her mother and therapist – partly because she grew up fighting for the mentally ill, and partly because she thinks her story might help.
On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance
You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.
Youth suicides on the Eastern Plains spark political protest, “7 is too many” social media campaign
Teens are criticizing Gov. Polis’ policies, but mental health experts say it’s too simple to blame the suicide deaths solely on the pandemic
Colorado’s splintered mental health system has had tragic failures. The state is taking the first step to fix it.
A task force ordered by Gov. Jared Polis calls for creating a new Behavioral Health Administration, but the plan has no new funding
Opinion: The safe storage gun safety bill is dead, but the fight will continue
Opinion: How hard it can be for Colorado families to get the mental health treatment they need
Wilson: Denver’s Art from Ashes transforms pain into power in struggling youth
Poetry program helps inner city kids navigate their way past depression and suicidal thoughts
Opinion: Teen suicide has become normalized in our state. This is a crisis.
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.
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
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
One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.
Lawmakers recently gave a boost to mental health funding in schools, but one notes the “long game” will require even greater commitment
Carman: Aching sadness and the straight line from Columbine killers to Sol Pais
What’s behind Colorado’s new suicide prevention campaign? Real teen voices
A local, youth-led effort to promote a suicide text line was so successful, the state is copying it