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 measure did not meet its target in 2020. All four components of the measure, (1) adults with poor mental health, (2) adolescent suicide attempt rate, (3) suicide death rate, and (4) drug poisoning death rate were below target. While the suicide death rate per 100,000 decreased slightly from 2019, more adults reported mental health distress in 2020 compared to 2019 and the drug poisoning death rate per 100,000 increased from 16.4 to 22.4. Report of adolescent suicide attempt is collected every two years; there are no new 2020 data. Health outcome and behavior changes occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic may be reflected in these 2020 data, but will be even more noticeable in future indicators.