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Community leaders rally for prevention as El Paso County leads state in youth suicides

By Brandon Thompson, FOX 21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS – Of all the economic and health consequences that befell Americans during the pandemic, the mental health of children and teenagers has become so concerning that the American Psychological Association has declared it a crisis.

The crisis is compounded in El Paso County as the area leads the state in youth suicide, according to Attorney General Phil Weiser. 15 teenagers killed themselves in 2020 — an increase from nine the year before.