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Mental health problems and substance abuse affect not only the individual, but also that person’s family and community. They are also linked to other health problems.

Depression is treatable. Seeking help and receiving treatment for depression will lead to fewer people suffering from depression and fewer people attempting suicide. Pregnancy-related depression is one of the most common complications of childbirth. It disrupts a woman’s ability to care for herself and engage in healthy parenting behaviors.

Substance abuse, including excessive alcohol consumption (binge drinking) and the use of illicit drugs, is a completely preventable health issue.

Here you can view state and regional-level data on indicators of mental health and substance abuse, as well as screening practices that help detect problems. The indicators included here are:
  • Percent of mothers reporting that a health care provider talked to them about depression during pregnancy or after delivery
  • Percent of parents who were asked by a health care provider to fill out a questionnaire about development, communication, or social behavior of their child ages 1-5 years
  • Percent of 9th-12th graders who attempted suicide in the past 12 months
  • Percent of adults who report binge drinking in the past 30 days
  • Percent of 9th-12th graders who report binge drinking in the past 30 days
Colorado Health Institute
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S
Denver,CO 80246
(303) 692-2160
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