FAQs

RISE AGAINST SUICIDE STATISTICS AND SUICIDE FACTS
  • CO ranks 10th highest among the 50 states for the rate of suicide deaths

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death in the 10 to 24 year old age group in Colorado
  • Colorado Suicide Rate Among Youths Has Increased 58% from 2016 to 2019
  • Half of young people ages 3-17 in Colorado don’t get needed mental health counseling
  • More than twice as many Boulder County students are hospitalized for self-harm or attempted suicide than are hospitalized for auto accidents
  • Boulder County LGBTQ students remain much more likely to abuse substances, harm themselves or attempt suicide than heterosexual teens
  • Suicide is a very big risk area among the Boulder Valley School District and Saint Vrain Valley School District student population that we serve
  • Despite the affluent image that Boulder County has, a significant number of students live in an environment of great financial stress
  • The mental health services available to many of our youth are in short supply and in many cases unaffordable and/or not available on a timely basis
  • Our school counselors are overloaded and suicidal youth bring a serious challenge

WHO WE HAVE SERVED AND CONTINUE TO SERVE

  • 821 referrals issued since Rise Against Suicide was founded ten years ago
  • 659 issued over last 5 years
  • Funded 3,451 therapy sessions over last 5 years
  • Demand for RISE services has expanded rapidly over the last three years.
  • Our average age is 13.8 years old
Ethnicity
1 %
Caucasian
1 %
Latinx
1 %
other
Gender Identity
1 %
Female
1 %
Male
1 %
LGBTQIA+
School Distribution
1 %
St. Vrain Valley School District
1 %
Boulder Valley School District