Gov. Hickenlooper Honored for Fighting for Mental Health Treatment

DENVER, Sept. 20—Mental Health Colorado will award Governor John Hickenlooper on Saturday at their annual Tribute Gala for his work to improve mental health and substance use treatment in Colorado.

Governor Hickenlooper helped create the Colorado State Innovation Model to help integrate physical and mental health and substance use services into primary care settings. He also started a housing program initiative, which provides wrap-around services like mental health care and job training to reduce incarceration, hospitalization and homelessness for many of Colorado’s most vulnerable citizens. These are just a few of the ways he has helped the mental health and substance use community.

Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group will honor two other leaders in mental health: GE Johnson, an organization dedicated to helping its employees recover from substance use disorders, and a Colorado Springs high school student who started a suicide prevention nonprofit.

WHAT: Mental Health Colorado 2018 Tribute Gala

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Program starts at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Denver Marriott Tech Center

4900 South Syracuse Street, Denver