Report: Colorado veterans more likely to die from suicide than others in U.S.
DENVER -- Colorado’s veterans are more likely to die from suicide than other veterans in the country, according to a new report from the Colorado Health Institute. Researchers found that veteran suicide rates in Colorado are nearly double that of the national rate — about 52 per 100,000. The report says veterans perceive a stigma in reporting poor mental health, and that stigma often prevents them from seeking mental healthcare.
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