One for the books

May 24, 2019

The 2019 Colorado legislative session was historic for individuals, families, and communities affected by mental health and substance use. Our agenda bills will add $20 million in spending for mental health and substance use services and supports statewide.

As you’ll see in our 2019 Legislative Report and Scorecard, Colorado achieved significant policy wins that will:

  • Increase the availability of mental health services for children and adolescents
  • Strengthen and enforce laws requiring insurance companies to provide equal coverage for mental and physical care
  • Ensure people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders receive additional support
  • Reduce the suicide rate in Colorado
  • Expand mental health and substance use treatment capacity
  • Ensure women receive substance use services during and after pregnancy

We’re working every day to promote mental health, end stigma, and ensure equitable access to mental health and substance use services. Our strength hinges on you. Join the Brain Wave or make a contribution today.

-Nancy VanDeMark