U.S Senator Gardner Applauds $900,000 Suicide Prevention Grant for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will receive a $901,139 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve suicide prevention in Colorado. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this funding will be used to implement and study a “comprehensive public health approach to suicide prevention.”

“Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, and it causes heartbreak and loss in communities across our state,” said Senator Gardner. “As our country is facing an unprecedented challenge in responding to COVID-19, suicide prevention is now more important than ever. I’m pleased to see this important funding awarded to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and I will continue fighting to ensure Coloradans have access to life-saving suicide prevention services.”

Senator Gardner has made it a priority to address rising suicide rates in Colorado and across the nation:

Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

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