What We DoMental Health Colorado advocates for the more than one million Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.
- Prevention & Early Intervention
- Coverage & Delivery
Current law requires insurers to provide equal coverage for mental and physical care and to maintain an adequate network of providers. By enforcing these requirements – and by integrating mental health into the primary care system – we can make it easier for Coloradans to get the services they need.
- Facilities & Services
For thousands of Coloradans with serious mental health or substance use disorders, a shortage of therapeutic services has resulted in incarceration, homelessness, or suicide. By providing inpatient, outpatient, and residential care, transition and diversion programs, and supportive housing, we can save money and improve lives.