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It will take you less than a minute to read this.

By the time you’re done, two Americans will have attempted suicide. Within an hour, five will have died. By Saturday—when National Suicide Prevention Week comes to an end—20 people will have taken their lives in Colorado alone.

Those are the facts. They do little justice to the agony that drives so many to suicide, or the anguish they leave behind.

The good news: There are steps we can take to prevent suicide. Spot the warning signs. Call or text Colorado Crisis Services. Learn how you can help.

It will take more than a week to solve this crisis. But today is a good day to start.