Berthoud CARES and its Kids Helping Kids Program has developed a Suicide Prevention Program for the Berthoud Community with the intent of educating everyone within our community on this current crisis and offering information to parents, grandparents and others on how to interrupt the path of suicide.
Thanks to support from the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County, Berthoud CARES will be sponsoring a series of suicide prevention community meetings during April and May, 2012.
- A Berthoud Community Meeting – for any individual and/or parent of toddlers and elementary students - is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Berthoud Community Center
- A meeting for the parents of Turner Middle School students will take place on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Turner Middle School
- A meeting for the parents of Berthoud High School students will take place on Wednesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Berthoud High School
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With this programming, Berthoud CARES is actively working to engage support from every parent, grandparent and any individual who is charged with the health and welfare of our children with the intent of preventing another adolescent suicide loss within our community. We are hopeful that every member of our community will plan to attend one of the organized meetings and learn how to become proactive within the effort to interrupt the path of suicide.
- Colorado’s suicide rate is one of the nation’s highest
- In Colorado, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth
- One person in Larimer County dies every 3 days from suicide
- Over 36,000 people in the United States die by suicide every year.
- In 2009 (latest available data), there were 36,909 reported suicide deaths.
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years in the United States.
- Currently, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
- A person dies by suicide about every 15 minutes in the United States.
- Every day, approximately 101 Americans take their own life.
- Ninety percent of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable psychiatric disorder at the time of their death.
- There are four male suicides for every female suicide, but three times as many females as males attempt suicide.
- There are an estimated 8-25 attempted suicides for every suicide death.
- Every year there are approximately 10 youth suicides for every 100,000 youth.
- Every day there are approximately 11 youth suicides.
- Every 2 hours and 11 minutes a person under the age of 25 completes suicide
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens.
- Suicide is second leading cause of death in colleges.
- For every suicide completion, there are between 50 and 200 attempts.
- CDC Youth Risk Survey: 8.5% of students in grades 9-12 reported a suicide attempt in the past year.
- 25% of high-school students report suicide ideation.
- The suicide attempt rate is increasing for youths ages 10-14.
- Suicide had the same risk and protective factors as other problem behaviors, such as drugs, violence, and risky sexual activities.
- While a single suicide is a tragedy, it is estimated that for every adolescent who completes suicide, there are between 50 and 200 suicide attempts.
- A recent survey of high-school students found that almost 1 in 5 had seriously considered suicide; more than 1 in 6 had made plans to attempt suicide; and more than 1 in 12 had made a suicide attempt in the past year.
For more information on the Berthoud Suicide Programs, contact Berthoud CARES by emailing to email@example.com.
Help Berthoud CARES spread the word on this very important community programming and be a part of interrupting the path of suicide in our community.