Mile High Magazine 1/03/2021 Department of Public Health and Environment

Guest: Rick Padilla Suicide Prevention Administrator From 2015 to 2019 there were over 625 suicide attempts for adults and in teenagers the number of attempts has been over 1,000.  Some of the challenges dealing with youth is developing a message that resonates to them.  We need to let people who have thoughts of suicide know that they are not alone and there are resources available to help them.  The trends are down for teens in suicide attempts in 2020.  Coming in 2020 the City of Denver will have programs such as an anti-stigma campaign, a group of youth that will be an advisory board to help the city, the Hope Squad, and a program called We Got This.         https://www.denvergov.org/Government/Departments/Public-Health-Environment

Published: Monday, January 04, 2021   |   Runtime: 13:49