Colorado Childrens Hospital

Youth suicide, nationwide and in Colorado, has been rising for years. The number of kids age 10-19 who died by suicide in Colorado more than doubled from 2007 to 2020 and that's according to state data. In 2019, 17.5% of students in Colorado said they seriously considered suicide in the past year. Pediatric mental health has always been an issue, but it’s at a point in Colorado now, that the scale and scope of the problem can no longer be ignored. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people noticed their own children experiencing mental health issues or suicidal ideation, which brought the problem to the forefront for many who never thought about it happening before. Now there's not enough room for children when they need our help the most.