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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
Talia L. Spark
Colton Leavitt
Jacob Leary
Lee J. Lehmkuhl
Nicole Johnston
Erik A. Wallace


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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