Mental Health Colorado along with our partners created an informative supplement for Mental Health Month in the Denver Business Journal. The supplement is full of useful information and resources to help people navigate the mental health system and learn more about it. Click here for more.
Schizophrenia is a genetic disease that is not common. It affects just 1 percent of Americans. Even though it affects a small number of the population, it's ramifications are huge. People with schizophrenia have an imbalance of brain chemicals. It's those chemicals that stimulate nerve cells in the brain to communicate with each other. Read more...
Mental Health Colorado was in the news over and over again for our work during Mental Health Month. The month started with President & CEO Andrew Romanoff writing an OpEd about mental health & suicide. Different versions of it were published across the state. It was published in the Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain, Greeley Tribune and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Click here to read the Denver Post version.
May 5 marks Children's Mental Health Day, and May is Mental Health Month. 9NEWS at 7 a.m. 5/5/2016.
Mental Health Colorado's Policy VP Moe Keller wrote an article on Network Advocacy for the Chronic Care Collaborative. In the article Keller explains concerns about network adequacy and how it works in health plans. The article also goes into the work Mental Health Colorado is doing with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and the Chronic Care Collaborative to better define rules for providers in an insurance plan. For more on the issue click Network Adequacy.
Mental Health Colorado started its listening tour across Colorado in Pueblo. Families dealing with mental health issues, doctors, other providers, law enforcement and local officials turned out for the conversation. They talked about barriers and things working when getting mental health care in southeast Colorado. KOAA/NBC Colorado Springs TV/online coverage
It's something that hits you really hard and kind of blind-sides you and you don't really understand what's happening until it's almost too late. . . 9NEWS, Thursday, March 3, 2016
Kefalas, a Fort Collins Democrat, and Reps. Lois Landgraf, a Republican from Fountain, and Dianne Primavera, a Democrat from Denver, were named 2016 Legislators of the Year by Mental Health America of Colorado, or MHAC. Coloradoan (Fort Collins) Monday, February 29, 2016
Mental illness is treatable. In fact, treatment for depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder — among other illnesses — is effective in 60-80 percent of cases. That means the treatment of mental illness is, on average, more effective than the treatment rates for heart disease. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Sunday, December 27, 2015
9NEWS at 6 p.m. 3/3/15.