July 13, 2018

“Why do we have to go out of state?”

That’s what John asked me this week after trying and failing to get mental health care for his daughter Dani. He finally found residential facilities in Utah and Wisconsin—and then had to fight his insurance company to cover her treatment.

John and Dani are not alone. Each year, half a million Coloradans go without the mental health care they need.

If you’ve been denied or struggled to obtain mental health or substance use services, we want to know. Please share your experience at mentalhealthcolorado.org/survey.

We’re putting together an action plan for Colorado’s next governor. At the top of our agenda: making it easier for Coloradans like Dani to stay in Colorado.

-Andrew Romanoff