Suicide is a tragic and preventable loss for families and communities.
The national suicide rate in 2015 was 12.93 per 100,000 individuals.
In El Paso County, home of Colorado Springs, Colorado, it is 24 to every 100,000 individuals.
The highest rate in the country.
In El Paso County in 2015, there were 14 teenage suicides.
As of October 19, 2016, 13 have occurred,
just one shy of last years total.
5 of them from the same high school.
Students want to see change.
Let us fight for an increase in suicide awareness and prevention education.
Let us fight for change.
Let us fight for each other.
Let us fight for hope.
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