Colorado group seeks public’s views on mental health care
A Colorado nonprofit wants to hear from residents across the Pikes Peak region on the barriers and obstacles they face in accessing mental health care. Mental Health Colorado's next stop on its "Conversation with Colorado" listening tour will take place from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Read more...
Share tales of mental health barriers Tuesday
A statewide mental health advocacy group wants stories and feedback on barriers to mental health care in Fort Collins. Mental Health Colorado, led by former Speaker of the State House of Representatives Andrew Romanoff, will host a town hall at the Old Town Library on Tuesday from 5:15-7 p.m. Read more...
Romanoff: Coloradans weigh in on barriers to mental health care
More than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance-use disorder each year. Only 40 percent receive treatment. What stops so many Coloradans from getting the mental health care they need? And what can we do about it? Mental Health Colorado — the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental illness – is taking those questions on the road. As part of our statewide listening tour — “A Conversation with Colorado” – we convened public forums in Pueblo on March 30 and Greeley on May 24. (We head to Fort Collins on ...
Denver Business Journal Mental Health Supplement
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.
Woman thrives despite mental illness
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 Month News
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.
Mental health screening is crucial
May 5 marks Children's Mental Health Day, and May is Mental Health Month. 9NEWS at 7 a.m. 5/5/2016.
What is network adequacy?
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.
Conversation with Colorado kickoff in Pueblo
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
High school students honored for mental health work
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