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Conversation with Colorado kickoff

What stops Coloradans from getting the mental health care they need? We’ve embarked on a statewide listening tour to find out. We held our first “Conversation with Colorado” in Pueblo on March 30. The event drew a standing-room-only crowd of 70 providers, family members, and people who had experienced mental health or substance use disorders. Among our findings: 1)Most participants said they were either not satisfied (59%) or only somewhat satisfied (34%) with the mental health services in their community. 2)The cost of treatment ranked (at 21%) as the ...

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Journeys that lead mental health advocates to the cause

Those willing to speak publicly and advocate passionately for mental health often have personal journeys that lead them to that place. Linda Rinehart is a powerful example. After being diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of 24, Linda faced an uncertain future. Forced into medical retirement when many of us are taking our careers to the next level, she entered a very dark time of depression. Eventually, Linda accepted her diagnosis and turned a life-saving corner – not just for herself, but for so many others who find hope and inspiration through ...

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Mental health champions from across Colorado come together for Legislative Education & Advocacy Day

If advocating for a brighter future for mental health is ultimately left to younger generations, then a group of local high school students has demonstrated that we are in good hands. Students from Green Mountain High School and Highlands Ranch High School joined roughly 200 advocates from across the state for Mental Health Colorado’s 2016 Legislative Education & Advocacy Day. Check out this 9NEWS report about the event, which includes an interview with one of the students. As the leading advocate for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health ...

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Navigating the health care system

Navigating the health care system is essential for mental health treatment With one in four adults in America expected to experience a mental health or substance abuse disorder each year, it is crucial to navigate the health care system to receive the care that you or a loved one may need. That’s why the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), and Mental Health Colorado have joined together to offer these tips for understanding mental health needs and navigating Colorado’s mental health care system. Here is a quick ...

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