According to the Data Spotlight, thousands of Coloradans are facing mental health challenges – ranging from mild to more complex symptoms – and some are struggling more than others:
- Lesbian, gay and bisexual Coloradans are two to three times more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience poor mental health.
- Though there is little difference in the rates of poor mental health by race and ethnicity, blacks and Hispanics fall behind when it comes to receiving help from a professional.
- Colorado's suicide rate is climbing, with a disproportionate impact on individuals from rural communities and men.
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