Colorado's Safe2Tell program sees surge of suicide reports


October 7, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's program for parents, students and teachers to share information has seen a substantial increase in reports related to youth suicides.

The Denver Post reports the Safe2Tell program received nearly 2,800 reports related to suicide threats during the 2017-18 school year, increasing from the more than 300 reports received in the 2011-12 school year.

Students can submit reports with Safe2Tell through phone calls, a mobile app or online. The program launched in 2004, created in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School.

Officials say the students are...

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