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Suicide prevention in El Paso County moves to next level, calling on everyone to help reduce deaths

Mar 9, 2022
By Debbie Kelley, debbie.kelley@gazette.com

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser touted El Paso County’s two-year-old Suicide Prevention Collaborative Tuesday, saying he hopes more communities unite under a similar collective structure to reduce deaths by suicide.

“This is going to be a model for Colorado,” Weiser said at a press conference outside the offices of Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership on North Tejon Street.

El Paso is one of six Colorado counties identified in 2018 as having high suicide rates and therefore selected to participate in the Colorado-National Collaborative for Suicide Prevention.