Index measure that reflects the mental health of Arapahoe County residents.
Public health monitors population trends to identify health risks that may require prevention or policy action.
Low to medium – Tri-County operates programs directly to impact these issues and collaborates with partners throughout the county who are also working to improve the mental health of our residents.
The Mental Health Index does not meet expectations for mental health. While there were improved rates of drug poisoning deaths and adult mental health distress, the adolescent suicide rate increased slightly as did the overall suicide death rate in the county. These data do not include 2020 data, which will be released in the fall of 2021; we expect changes from the COVID-19 pandemic to be visible in these newer data.