Access to mental-health resources keeps patients from seeking help

September 03, 2023

By: Anna Meyer

Last year, Mental Health America — a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention — ranked Colorado as having the worst ratio of prevalence of mental illness to access to care in the country.

The relatively narrow portion of people accessing mental-health care — 53.6% of individuals with a mental illness received treatment in Colorado, according to 2022 MHA data — is partly due to workforce shortages in mental healthcare, cost of care, and ghost networks, according to Vincent Atchity, CEO and president of Mental Health Colorado.

Read the full article in The Aspen Times