2020-2021 Annual Report
Mental Health Colorado is your voice for creating healthier minds across the lifespan. For 68 years, Mental Health Colorado has worked to promote mental well-being, end shame and discrimination, and ensure equitable access to mental health and substance use care.
Thank you to Front Range Community College Boulder County Campus students Amy Gurrentz and Sara Kimbrough for donating their time and expertise to design this annual report!
2021-2021 At A Glance:
- During the 2020 legislative session, Mental Health Colorado and its partners secured $15.2 million in federal funding for mental health in response to the pandemic.
- We launched the Care Not Cuffs campaign to increase public demand for a health-based response to health care needs.
- As of April 15, 2020, The Equitas Project is now part of Mental Health Colorado. The Equitas Project has worked in Colorado and nationally to disentangle mental health and criminal justice since its founding by the David and Laura Merage Foundation in 2013.
- To help ensure a strong start for all of Colorado’s children in the post-vaccine phase of the pandemic, we promoted free needs assessment screenings and recovery-focused therapy sessions for kids anticipating a fall return to in-person school.
- We provided 21,990 free, anonymous mental health and substance use screenings through our website. The screenings during the pandemic year were up 267% from the previous year, reflecting a nationwide surge in positive screenings for stress and anxiety and other mental health concerns.
We cannot do our work without our donors! Will you make a contribution to support healthier minds across the lifespan for all Coloradans?