DENVER, CO—Denver’s mental health crisis is worse than ever, and the city is already struggling to deal with an epidemic of self-harm.
According to data from the Denver Mental health Checkups, the number of people committing suicide in Denver dropped by more than half from 2015 to 2016.
And a report from the city’s Department of Mental Health says that suicide attempts have doubled over the past five years, with suicide attempts now accounting for 14 percent of all people who attempt to kill themselves in Denver.
In addition, the city has the highest suicide rate of any large American city, with 471 suicides last year.
And in 2017, Denver’s suicide rate jumped more than 50 percent from 2015, when the city had just 13 suicides.
The city has also seen a rise in the number and severity of suicides in recent years.
Last year, Denver had 1,834 suicides, which was more than twice as many as in 2016.
The increase has led some experts to speculate that the city may be suffering from an acute “suicide epidemic,” in which a spike in suicides is blamed on a sudden increase in mental illness.
However, Dr. John Sartori, a psychiatrist and the director of the Denver Center for Suicide Prevention at the University of Colorado Medical Center, says the number one cause of suicides is “depression.”
“When you’re depressed, it’s hard to process your emotions.
It can be hard to be able to be yourself,” Sartoria says.
“And when you’re having a crisis, when you’ve lost a job, when someone else is taking away your benefits, you may feel like you’re in a downward spiral.”
A majority of suicides occur within the first few days after the person begins suffering from a mental illness, and Sartorius says the majority of people who die by suicide have a history of mental illness or substance abuse.
A study published last month in the journal The Lancet found that one in four people who committed suicide in the U.K. between 2006 and 2012 had experienced mental health problems at some point in their lives.
And research has found that people who have experienced mental illness are at higher risk for suicide.
In a 2016 study, researchers found that the suicide rate for people who experienced at least one episode of mental health difficulties was higher than that for people without mental illness who did not have those struggles.
But a recent study from the University at Buffalo found that only one in eight people who commit suicide in their lifetime have experienced a mental health problem.
And, while it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why people who kill themselves kill themselves, it is clear that people with mental health issues are at an increased risk for killing themselves.
“The more mental health symptoms someone has, the more likely they are to attempt suicide,” says Sartorio, who is also the director and professor of psychiatry at the CU Boulder College of Medicine.
“There’s a lot of studies showing that depression is the most common risk factor for suicide.”
Mental illness is the number two cause of death in America According to a recent report from Mental Health America, the rate of mental disorders is up by more and more in the past several decades.
And the number who are mentally ill is on the rise.
According a recent CDC report, more than 6.2 million people in the United States are now diagnosed with a mental disorder, with 1.3 million of those having a major depressive disorder.
Another study found that about one in six people in America suffers from some form of mental impairment.
According, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 4 in 10 people with a history, diagnosis, or treatment for a mental or behavioral disorder are in some form at increased risk of attempting suicide.
It is also clear that many people with disabilities have higher rates of suicide attempts than the general population.
In 2016, the CDC reported that one-third of people ages 18 to 24 with disabilities experienced a suicide attempt, compared to one-fifth of the general U.S. population.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide crisis has been largely driven by people of color.
According “the National Alliance on Mental Illness,” nearly three out of four white people ages 20 to 24 had a mental crisis in the previous 12 months.
And about one-quarter of people with severe mental health disorders experienced a self-injury or attempted suicide in 2016, up from about one fifth in 2015.
“It is clear from the CDC report that white people are at increased danger of suicide,” said Sartoriansi, who added that while white people make up the majority in the country, they are also at increased risks for mental illness and substance abuse, and are likely to have mental health conditions at increased rates.
“So there are some racial disparities in our mental health system,” Saborisi said.
“But I think it’s also important to note that racial disparities are really