Mental Health Colorado to host online candidate forums

Originally appeared in The Huerfano World Journal

Mental Health Colorado to host online candidate forums

DeNVeR — As a nonpartisan organization, Mental Health Colorado doesn’t endorse candidates, but the nonprofit advocacy group is educating candidates and constituents from all parties about the urgency of supporting healthier minds across the lifespan for all Coloradans. Mental Health Colorado will host a series of candidate forums ahead of election day with

one goal: ensuring all Colorado voters are confident that anyone they are voting for will lead us in the right direction on mental health.

During each forum, Mental Health Colorado will ask candidates questions about what’s at stake for mental health in this election, why voting down the ballot matters for mental health, and what supporting improved mental health across the lifespan looks like from the perspective of the office they seek.The dates for the forums are as follows:

State House – today, Thursday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m.
District Attorney and Board of Education – Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12 p.m.

Registration is live, and the forums are free to attend. Register at: Mental Health Colorado has a platform on their website where candidates can submit a statement regard- ing their respective mental health priorities. Candidates also have the option to consult with Mental Health Colorado staff about policy priorities for mental health. The platforms, consultations, and forums are a part of Mental Health Colorado’s goal to make sure mental health is on every ballot.