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WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE DOING?

September 17, 2018 Sleep in a castle? Take in a musical? Soak in a spa? We’re hosting a silent auction in support of our Tribute Gala. You can bid whether you’re attending the dinner or not. Both the auction and the gala benefit Mental Health Colorado. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us bring mental health professionals to more schools, genuine coverage to more families, and life-saving services to those in need. Our gala is still a few days away, but you can bid right now. I hope to see you in person—or online—soon! -Andrew Romanoff

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A QUESTION

I have a quick question for you: Have you or someone you love been affected by a mental health or substance use disorder? If you said yes, then you know how much our work matters. You understand the value of good mental health care. With your help, we can bring care within reach of every Coloradan. Our Tribute Gala is just 10 days away. It’s our most important fundraiser, and we need $65,370 to meet our goal. Please purchase a ticket, donate an auction item, or make a contribution. Your support is tax-deductible—and more important than ever. -Andrew ...

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DIAGNOSED WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER AND EXPERIENCING CHRONIC PAIN?

August 29, 2018 The Comorbid Opioid Addiction and Pain (COAP) Lab is looking for men and women ages 18-65 to participate in 12 weeks of no-cost group therapy sessions, and an additional 3 sessions for which you will be compensated. Last year more Coloradans died from drug overdoses than any year in the state’s history. Opioid addiction is a devastating public health crisis and there’s a race to find answers. Many people who are addicted to opioids were introduced to the drug to help manage chronic pain. And now research from a CU professor is showing this ...

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ARE YOU IN?

August 23, 2018 "Colorado Ranked #1 in Mental Health" That’s the headline we want. Will you help us get there? We’re hosting a gala next month to celebrate our state’s progress in the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Join us at www.mentalhealthcolorado.org/tribute2018. We’re not ready to declare victory—not when half a million Coloradans go without care. That’s why I’m asking you to pitch in by purchasing a ticket, donating an auction item, or making a contribution. The clock is ticking: We need to raise ...

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GO MUSTANGS

August 16, 2018 Monday was the first day of school for students on the west end of Montrose County. But their teachers, custodians, and bus drivers returned last week for a class of their own—in Youth Mental Health First Aid. RE-2 Superintendent Mike Epright and all 51 of his employees spent their first day back at work learning how to spot the signs of a mental health disorder and how to respond appropriately. Tri-County Health Network, which provided the training, said the school district may be the first in the state to make such a commitment. We hope it’s ...

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COMING SOON

August 9, 2018 You’ve probably heard about an election coming up in November. It’s been in all the papers. If you live in one of four Colorado counties, you’ll get to vote for more than candidates. Mental health will be on the ballot too. Voters in Denver, Larimer, San Miguel, and Summit counties will have a chance to invest in mental health and substance use services, including prevention and treatment. The Denver campaign kicks off tonight. Half a million Coloradans go without the mental health care they need. That’s why we’ve been working so hard ...

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WHAT ARE PARITY RIGHTS?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zkmmQAGnk0 Former U.S. Representative (D-RI) Patrick J. Kennedy explains how the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, also known as the Federal Parity Law, requires insurers to cover illnesses of the brain, such as depression and addiction, no more restrictively than how they cover illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. Individuals or family members of those who have been denied coverage for mental health and/or addiction treatment services can visit ParityRegistry.org to learn to file an appeal with a ...

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TEEN SUICIDE AND THE STORY BEHIND GOLDEN’S NEW ‘WALL OF HOPE’

https://vimeo.com/280775065 By: Sara Fleming July 16, 2018 When Golden High School lost three students to suicide in the 2015-2016 school year, the staff at Foothills Art Center longed to do something to help. But they knew it would be a challenge. The problem of youth suicide is a pervasive one without an easy fix. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth between the ages of 12 and 24, according to the Population Reference Bureau. And according to the Centers for Disease Control’s 2017 report on youth suicide, 7.3 ...

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BLOG TALK RADIO WITH ANDREW ROMANOFF: CEO AND PRESIDENT OF MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO

July 25, 2018 Listen to the podcast here. Andrew Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. He earned bipartisan acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America. Andrew authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act (Referendum C) and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST), the largest investment in school construction in state history. He also sponsored laws to improve access to mental health care, expand the supply of affordable housing, and protect the victims ...

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THE ENVELOPE PLEASE

July 25, 2018 It’s not exactly the Academy Awards, but it is pretty glamorous. Each year, our Tribute Gala honors outstanding achievements in the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. You still have a few days left to submit a nomination. The gala is Sept. 22. Please purchase your ticket or sponsor a table now. Tribute is our most important fundraising event of the year. Even if you can’t attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution or donating an auction item. We’re eager to celebrate our progress, but ...

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