STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH FORUM

April 1, 2018 As the race for Colorado governor heats up it's important to know where the candidates are on mental health. Watch our State of Mental Health Forum recap to see where they stand.

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Got care?

You need mental health care. You can’t find a psychiatrist or a therapist who will provide it. You’re not alone. Each year, half a million Coloradans go without the mental health care they need. Most have insurance, but that doesn’t always mean their care gets covered. A new proposal aims to change that. House Bill 18-1357, sponsored by Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D-Commerce City) and Sens. Bob Gardner (R-Colorado Springs) and Angela Williams (D-Denver), would create a state ombuds office to help Coloradans navigate the mental health system. Under the ...

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Fact sheets for policymakers

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COLORADO BILL WOULD HELP PEOPLE NAVIGATE INSURANCE SYSTEM

By: Jaclyn Allen, Denver7 Story originally aired on Denver7.

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Unanimous

March 30, 2018 Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common ground. Nine candidates shared a stage last week at our first-ever gubernatorial forum. If you were among the 400 people who joined us, thank you! Even if you couldn’t make it, you can watch the forum (thanks to Children’s Hospital Colorado and Costello Productions) here. If you don’t have an hour, check out this four-minute recap. The candidates fielded ...

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Dollars and sense

April 16, 2018 Talk is cheap. And when it comes to mental health care, so is Washington. The President has devoted a lot of words to mental health in recent weeks—without the dollars to match. In fact, the administration’s new budget plan would make it more difficult for Americans to get care. Compared to current projections, the administration’s plan calls for deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare; school safety initiatives; and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. The plan would also eliminate federal funding for a program of screening, ...

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GOVERNOR CANDIDATES ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH AT FORUM

Some of the candidates for governor addressed mental health policy issues March 23 at Mental Health Colorado's gubernatorial forum. About 400 people heard the candidates answer questions on topics including school mental health services, taxes for mental health and substance use programs, and extreme risk protection orders. Nine candidates attended — Republicans Stephen Barlock, Cynthia Coffman, Lew Gaiter, Greg Lopez, Vic Mitchell and Doug Robinson, and Democrats Mike Johnston, Donna Lynne and Erik Underwood. Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, a Democrat, was ...

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ROMANOFF: COMMON GROUND ON MENTAL HEALTH IS POSSIBLE

The Greeley TribuneAndrew Romanoff Guest columnist Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same stage and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common ground. Nine candidates shared a stage this past week at Mental Health Colorado's first gubernatorial forum. The consensus: We ought to make it harder for people who pose a danger to themselves or others to get guns, and easier for them to get treatment. Those are two of the top priorities we're ...

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CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR WEIGH IN ON HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN “THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH” FORUM

DENVER – The candidates for governor stepped up and addressed some tough mental health policy issues at Mental Health Colorado’s gubernatorial forum on Friday, March 23. Four hundred people and nine candidates attended the event. The candidates included: Stephen Barlock (R), Cynthia Coffman (R), Lew Gaiter (R), Mike Johnston (D), Greg Lopez (R), Donna Lynne (D), Vic Mitchell (R), Doug Robinson (R), and Erik Underwood (D). Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy (D) was slated to attend but was sick. And U.S. Congressman Jared Polis (D) was stuck in ...

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NONPROFIT PUSHES FOR BILLS STRENGTHENING MENTAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS

With just weeks left for state lawmakers to pass any new laws, Mental Health Colorado has two proposals they want considered. Story first appeared on Denver7.

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