New Awareness Campaign in Colorado Combats Teen Suicide
The Colorado Attorney General, mental health organizations, filmmakers, families and teenagers have come together to combat teen suicide in Colorado.
On Tuesday the group launched a new awareness campaign, Teens2Teens, at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building in Denver.
KDVR reports that "the goal is to support teen-to-teen conversations, raise awareness about youth suicide and highlight resources available for support".
Colorado has the highest rate of teen suicide in the country.
Teens2Teens reaches teens on social media with other teens speaking about how suicide impacted their life and the mental health struggles they deal with.
Hopefully this campaign will help students speak out about their struggles with mental health.
The Teens2Teens campaign is on YouTube and Instagram.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, the following are some resources that may help:
Colorado Crisis Services Hotline (1-844-493-8255): If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. When calling Colorado Crisis Services, you will be connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional with a master’s or doctoral degree.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255): Speak with someone who will provide free and confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn how to help someone in crisis, call the same number.