A little more spark

January 19, 2018

“A little less conversation, a little more action, please.”

Congress could take a lesson from Elvis Presley. As the federal government teeters on the edge of a shutdown, “all this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me.”

That’s good advice for anyone who wants to make a difference. At Mental Health Colorado, we measure our success not by the number of meetings we hold or speeches we give, but by the number of Coloradans who get the mental health care they need.

By that measure, we have a lot of work to do. Half a million Coloradans still go without care.

What can you do about it?

(1) Storm the State Capitol. We’re gathering across the street on Hill Day, Feb. 1.

(2) Become an advocate. Join the Brain Wave.

(3) Join our staff. We’re adding new positions.

If this cause matters to you, “don’t procrastinate,” as Elvis said, “don’t articulate.” We need “a little more bite and a little less bark.”

-Andrew Romanoff

January 19, 2018