Colorado Suicide Hotline Calls Spike During Covid-19 Pandemic
September 11, 2020
Thursday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and the suicide prevention hotline is 800 -273 -8355.
When the pandemic hit, Colorado recorded a 40% decrease in suicides in March and April, as reported by the Denver Post. However, later on, calls to the suicide prevention hotline spiked by 48%.
According to Mental Health Colorado, our state consistently has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America with Colorado in the top third percent for suicide.