DENVER (CBS4) – A new campaign now underway in Colorado hopes to get teens to open up and talk about any issues they may be dealing with. The goal is to break the silence around suicide and mental health.
On Tuesday, a series of public service announcements were released by state leaders. The videos are made by teens for teens, to open up the conversation surrounding youth suicide.
“What I want to do is support young people, support conversations that will save lives,” explained Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General. “That’s a message we together as a community, can help get out there.”
The videos highlight teenagers from local high schools, who share their stories and experiences with mental health. The idea is that seeing other teenagers open up about their battles, may give others the courage to do the same.