Youth Mental Health Colorado Bills Aim To Help Schools Promote Mental Health By Ali Budner • Feb 13, 2020 Recognizing the youth mental health crisis in the Mountain West, some states are debating bills that address the problem from both inside and outside of schools. Rural Colorado Teens Initiate Mental Health Campaign To Support Their Peers By Ali Budner • Nov 13, 2019 In response to skyrocketing youth suicide rates, one rural Colorado county is now offering kids two free vouchers to see a counselor at a local mental health center. Prevention Programs Address Mental Health In Washoe Youth By Karina Gonzalez • May 1, 2019 Karina Gonzalez Lee en español. Nevada has recently seen more suicides in youth under the age of 18. Last year, there were 27 of these deaths, compared to 15 the year before. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez examined this growing problem and recent prevention efforts.