Who We Are

Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America.


A Fight We Can Win

More than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. Yet most – including an estimated 60 percent of adults and 70 percent of children – never get the care they need. The average gap between the onset of symptoms and the arrival of treatment is 8-10 years.

The good news: It doesn’t have to be this way.

Mental illness is treatable. And early, effective intervention is far less expensive than the alternative.

This is a fight we can win. Join us.

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By The Numbers

  • Proportion of Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year - 1 in 4
  • Age by which symptoms appear in half of all cases of mental illness - 14 Years Old
The average gap between the onset of symptoms and the provision of treatment is 8-10 years.