About Us

Mental Health Colorado advocates for every Coloradan who experiences a mental health or substance use condition each year. We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote mental wellness, ensure equitable access to mental health and substance use care, and end stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.

Our History   2021 Legislation


Slide Early Childhood Mental Health Toolkit Mental Health Colorado implements strategies to support young children and their families across Colorado. This toolkit contains resources and steps you can take to ensure every child has a path to wellness. Learn More School Mental Health Toolkit The School Mental Health Toolkit guides community members, schools, local leaders, and districts through 10 best practices, including strategies for implementing, funding, and sustaining mental health services in schools. Learn More
Our policy leadership has won national recognition. We helped secure the passage of landmark legislation requiring mental health parity, the development of a statewide crisis response system, and the formation of a 24/7 counseling and support service. Mental Health Colorado presses insurers and regulators to comply with state and federal law – including the guarantee of mental health as an essential benefit, the adequacy of provider networks, and the enforcement of mental health parity. We also champion measures to integrate mental health care into the primary care system; to address the shortage of mental health professionals, especially in rural Colorado; and to disentangle mental health and criminal justice.

2021 Legislative Agenda

Federal Legislation We Follow

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