Mental health has been one of my priorities in the Legislature. When I learned about the problems Colorado faces with suicide, substance abuse, and depression, I wanted to be part of the solution. I have been promoting Mental Health First Aid in my district and through legislation for teachers and other professions. I have been making the safe2tell program work more efficiently for schools. And I’ve been working on ways to promote the mental health resources we have to the general public through targeted ways to reduce stigma about getting help for everyone. I plan to continue being a champion for mental health in Colorado. There are many things we can still do to improve mental health in Colorado and I am actually l actively working to find new solutions to do just that. We have to work together as a community to combat suicide and improve mental health.