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CEO: Mental-health help starts with screenings

TELLURIDE DAILY PLANET By ANDRE SALVAIL, Editor When it comes to getting help for behavioral-health issues or depression, a screening is a good place to start. That was one of the primary messages that Andrew Romanoff, president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, brought to Telluride last week. Romanoff was the keynote speaker of Thursday’s Behavioral Health Summit 2016 held at the Peaks Resort & Spa in Mountain Village. On Wednesday, he kicked off a Behavioral Health Community Forum at Telluride Middle/High School’s black box theater. The ...

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KOTO Community Radio on Telluride behavioral health community forum

Telluride's KOTO Community Radio reports on the 2016 Behavioral Health Summit. Andrew Romanoff, president & CEO of Mental Health Colorado, was the summit's keynote speaker and kicked off a community behavioral health forum on Wednesday evening. Listen to hear excerpts from his presentation.

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2016 Mental Health Candidate Forum in Colorado Springs

How do we make sure that all Coloradans get the mental health care they need? That’s the mission of our organization — and the focus of our first-ever candidate nights. Mental Health Colorado is teaming up with NAMI Colorado, Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, the Colorado Providers Association, the Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Society, and Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners to host a series of public forums, featuring candidates for the state legislature. Meet Colorado Springs candidates Sharon Huff (HD 15), Thomas Exum (HD ...

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2016 Mental Health Candidate Forum in Denver

How do we make sure that all Coloradans get the mental health care they need? That’s the mission of our organization — and the focus of our first-ever candidate nights. Mental Health Colorado is teaming up with NAMI Colorado, Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, the Colorado Providers Association, the Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Society, and Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners to host a series of public forums, featuring candidates for the state legislature. Meet Denver candidates Paul Linton (HD 2), Leslie Herod (HD 8), Lois ...

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Advocates Want Funding, Change In Focus For Mental Health Care

DENVER (CBS4) – According to the nonprofit Mental Health Colorado, more than a million Coloradans have a mental health or substance use disorder and most go without treatment. This election advocates are urging candidates for the state Legislature to take a stand on mental health. That’s why they’re holding candidate forums to quiz those running for the state House and Senate about their views on mental health issues and how to solve them. Advocates say they need funding and a change in focus. Read more...

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Lakewood-area house candidates discuss mental health

Clarke Reader - It was a small group of state House candidates who attended the first of four candidate forums hosted by Mental Health Colorado, but the discussion of the topic was lively and full of personal stories that show mental health is an important area of concern, regardless of party. Mary Park, independent candidate for District 22 (Columbine and Ken Caryl), Chris Hadsall, Republican candidate for District 23 (Lakewood), Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for District 23, and Brittany Pettersen, incumbent and Democratic candidate for District 28 (Lakewood), ...

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2016 Mental Health Candidate Forum in Aurora

  How do we make sure that all Coloradans get the mental health care they need? That’s the mission of our organization -- and the focus of our first-ever candidate nights. Mental Health Colorado is teaming up with NAMI Colorado, Colorado Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, the Colorado Providers Association, the Colorado Psychiatric Society, the Colorado Psychological Society, and Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners to host a series of public forums, featuring candidates for the state legislature. Meet Aurora candidates Mike Weissman (HD 36), Janet Buckner ...

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Forums on mental health continue next week for state lawmaker candidates

Want to know how candidates seeking a seat in the Colorado legislature intend to improve the mental health care system? Mental Health Colorado is holding a first-of-its-kind series of candidate forums on mental health, continuing next week in Denver and Colorado Springs. Candidates will answer questions about whether they support current law that requires insurers to cover mental health care and a proposed ballot measure to raise the tobacco tax to fund mental health care, among other issues. Read more...

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Mental Health Colorado and Health Solutions: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Who: Mental Health Colorado and Health Solutions What: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day When: Sept. 17 Where: Health Solutions Medical Campus, 41 Montebello Road Highlights/honorees: Spurred by the recent tragedies and events concerning the lives and safety of law enforcement, more than 200 people came together to honor and thank law enforcement members for their work in keeping our community safe. Dr. Dorothy Perry, Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez, Pueblo Deputy Chief Troy Davenport, Sgt. Darrell Salberg of the Colorado State Patrol and Undersheriff JR Hall were some ...

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Feeling blue?

We think you should join us in feeling blue on Saturday. Not sad. But blue as in color. Blue as in cops. Blue as in all law enforcement. Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Health Solutions, 41 Montebello Road, you can support law enforcement officers by buying blue light bulbs for your porches, and strips of blue tape to put on your car. The blue lights will be a beacon for law enforcement officers who, while on patrol, will see a household that supports them. The strip of tape will form a thin blue line on the back of vehicles, which likewise will ...

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