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Leveraging Community Context, Data, and Resources to Inform Suicide Prevention Strategies

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  25 May 2023

Leslie M. Barnard
Affiliation:
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AURORA, CO, USA
Talia L. Spark
Affiliation:
WESTAT, AURORA, CO, USA
Colton Leavitt
Affiliation:
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA
Jacob Leary
Affiliation:
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, WA, USA
Lee J. Lehmkuhl
Affiliation:
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USA
Nicole Johnston
Affiliation:
SUICIDE PREVENTION COLLABORATIVE OF EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USA
Erik A. Wallace
Affiliation:
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, AURORA, CO, USA

Abstract

Colorado has consistently had one of the highest rates of suicide in the United States, and El Paso County has the highest number of suicide and firearm-related suicide deaths within the state. Community-based solutions like those of the Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County may be more effective in preventing suicide as they are specific to local issues, sensitive to local culture, and informed by local data, community members, and stakeholders.

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© 2023 The Author(s)

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