AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora’s Police Chief, Vanessa Wilson, says there have been seven suicide attempts among young people in the last six days. The reports were for people between the ages of 8 and 16 years.
Wilson informed Mayor Mike Coffman and city council Tuesday morning.READ MORE: 1 Officer Killed, Search For Suspect Ends In Olde Town Arvada Shooting
The police department, school districts and city officials are now working on a campaign to raise awareness about teen suicides in an effort to help parents recognizes the signs.
Those experiencing trouble or need someone to talk with can text “TALK” to 38255 for help. Colorado Crisis Services also provides 24/7 help by calling 1-844-493-8255.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) officers 24/7 help at 1-800-273-8255.READ MORE: COVID-19 Cold Calls: Colorado Health Department Begins Calling Unvaccinated Residents
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If you are urgently concerned about your or a friend's safety, report it to Safe2Tell. We're available 24/7 for you to anonymously report your safety concerns at 1-877-542-7233, or on our free app.
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Those who believe a friend or loved one is in need of help can anonymously report their concern via Safe2Tell by calling 1-877-542-7233 or using their app.