Year: 2009 Source: Denver, CO: The Colorado Trust, (2009). 42p. SIEC No: 20100200

This report details the evolution & progress of suicide prevention in Colorado. Although the state’s average annual suicide rate has declined 6.5% since 1998, it still is significantly above the national average. Together with information about progress achieved, the report provides a set of strategic goals & objectives informed by experts & community stakeholders. These goals are: to develop the full potential of the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention; to promote mental health literacy with an emphasis on increasing knowledge & changing attitudes toward suicide; to expand & equalize access to services; & to use data to guide planning, investment, & changes in policy & practice.

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