Melissa’s Story

“I got stuck feeling angry because I can fight the sadness easier. And yet, along with the profound grief came this desire to learn as much as I possible could about mental health and suicide…”

Brain Waver, Melissa discusses why and how’s she’s involved with the Brain Wave.



More than 500,000 Coloradans lack the mental health care they need. You can change that. For more than 60 years, Mental Health Colorado has led the charge in promoting mental health, ending stigma, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use services. It’s life-changing work. Your contribution makes it possible.

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