It’s been a tough two weeks covering health. Many of my stories lately have focused on teen suicides, which are on the rise across the state.
It’s a topic The Denver Post cares about and will continue to cover deeply. But to do so we need to hear from our readers about how the mental health crisis is affecting them. If you have a story you want to share, please fill out this form.
If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, call the Colorado Crisis Line at 1-844-493-8255.
Rachel Woolf, Special to the Denver Post
From left, Terri Chung, 16, Aidyn Morelock, 16, and Lucy Bailey, 17, listen to their peers speak after a walk-out of class at Cherry Creek High School to raise awareness about mental health and bullying on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Greenwood Village.
Michael Ciaglo, Special to the Denver Post
Stephanie Nilsen, left, and her partner Janis Butterfield walk down the road next to their small ranch — and in front of Extraction Oil and Gas’ Trott pad — on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Berthoud. Butterfield and Nilsen live about 1,000 feet south of the oil and gas site, which they say emitted harmful pollution last year. The site is one of nearly 200 in Colorado that was allowed to pollute without a federally required permit limiting emissions for its first 90 days.