By Evan Kruegel – FOX 31 Colorado

In 2020, 154 Colorado veterans died by suicide, according to a new report released by Veterans Affairs this fall. That number translated to a suicide rate of 39.3, significantly higher than the national average of 31.7. UCHealth Military Affairs is now tasked with leading a pilot program called “Next Chapter”, which provides free behavioral health resources for veterans in El Paso County and is being funded through new legislation passed by the state.

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