MENTAL HEALTH FORUM TO POSE QUESTIONS TO COLORADO’S CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR

By: Alan Gionet, CBS4 DENVER – Ask on the streets of Denver and you’ll find people are worried about mental health and the people with problems. “I think that we need to figure out how we can get these people help,” said one person downtown. Gary Peters volunteers to help the homeless at a coffee house on Friday nights. Not long ago, a man was outside attacking people and property with rocks. “Where is the money going to come from? Where are you going to put them?” Gary himself is homeless and lives in a city park where he says ...

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SOLUTIONS TO GUN VIOLENCE EXPLORED AT CHURCH FORUM

By: Alex DeWind Jane Dougherty's sister, a school psychologist, was one of 26 people killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut. On March 18, Doughtery, a Littleton resident, stood in a room of roughly 200 people and pleaded for Douglas County leaders to take action on gun violence. “What we have become is a reactive society,” said Doughtery. “If we just keep arguing that someone has the right to bear arms, more people are going to die.” Contemporary Issues, an adult Sunday school class at St. ...

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AT FRIENDLY HARBOR, PEER MENTORS ARE KEY TO MENTAL HEALTH

Jamie Siebrase, Westword– The devil had taken over his grandmother’s body, pulling out her soul. Thinking he was Jesus, Joe Bowers decided to put an end to the battle of good versus evil. He waited for his grandmother, the woman who’d raised him, to go to bed. “I gave her time, and then I went to the kitchen cabinet, took out a 16 gauge shotgun, loaded it and walked upstairs,” Bowers recalls. His grandmother’s bedroom was at the top of the stairway. The door was cracked open, and as Bowers reached the landing, he saw his grandmother kneeling by her ...

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‘WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER’: COLORADANS GATHER TO TALK GUNS, MENTAL HEALTH

Michael Abeyta, CBS4 – HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – On Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall at St. Andrews United Methodist Church a crowd gathered, but not for worship. This crowd was there to talk about mental health and gun control. “There are some proposals that we can pass and should to reduce the risk of violence, to increase the supply of mental health care to prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands,” Mental Health Colorado spokesman Andrew Romanoff said. “I want to stop the wrong people from getting weapons, but what we don’t want ...

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MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO TAKING QUESTIONS FOR STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH GUBERNATORIAL FORUM

By: Trevor Reid, Greeley Tribune -- Mental Health Colorado will hold its first forum on mental health and substance use disorders with Colorado's gubernatorial candidates Friday in Denver. The organization encourages anyone with questions for the candidates to email deargovernor@mentalhealthcolorado.org. Questions will be accepted until Monday. Candidates will answer questions from students, Mental Health Colorado staff and event attendees. Andrew Romanoff, CEO and president of Mental Health Colorado, said they hope youth, in particular, will send their questions as a ...

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THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH

DENVER - What will it take to make Colorado a leader in treating and preventing mental health and substance use disorders? We want to hear from our gubernatorial candidates. Andrew Romanoff, Mental Health Colorado President and CEO, discusses the upcoming Gubernatorial Forum. Watch the full interview here. For more information and tickets, go to mentalhealthcolorado.org/governor2018.

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MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO SETS MARCH FORUM FOR COLORADO’S GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES

By: Ernest Luning - Colorado Politics DENVER - The Colorado Capitol is pictured on a sunny day in this May 2016 file photo. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics) The nonpartisan Mental Health Colorado is conducting its inaugural forum for gubernatorial candidates on March 23, the nonprofit’s president and CEO, former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, announced this week. “We’re inviting the contenders for Colorado’s top job to tell us how they would improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders,” Romanoff said in the invitati...

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Dear Governor

Last night’s Democratic and Republican caucuses brought together thousands of Coloradans—roughly the same number running for governor! If you didn’t get to meet one of the candidates, here’s your chance… Join us on March 23 for our first-ever gubernatorial forum. We’re inviting the contenders for Colorado’s top job to tell us how they would improve care for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Now we’re inviting you not only to attend the forum but also to submit questions. Share your suggestions at deargovernor@mentalhealthcolorad...

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HERE’S WHY ADVOCATES WANT COLORADO STUDENTS TO ASK THE QUESTIONS AT A CANDIDATE FORUM ON MENTAL HEALTH

By: Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado -- When seven candidates for governor take the stage at a Denver forum on mental health next month, they’ll answer questions from Colorado residents who may still have braces and learner’s permits. Students, that is. Leaders of Mental Health Colorado, the advocacy group organizing the candidate forum on March 23, say they’re soliciting student questions because many young people already understand the impact of mental health problems. “Kids are in some ways the best champions because they’re the closest to this ...

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GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH POLICY

DENVER, KKTV - Do you have questions for the next Colorado governor about how they would tackle the issue of mental health? The non-profit group 'Mental Health Colorado' is holding the state's first-ever gubernatorial forum on mental health and substance use disorders. The forum will take place March 23 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the PPA Event Center in Denver. The gubernatorial candidates will answer questions from students, staff and the public. If you are a student and you have a question you want to ask, send it the following email address: deargovernor@mentalhe...

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