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Telehealth is a good option – if your internet connection is fast enough

By: Anusha Roy Date: January 16, 2020 Originally appeared on 9News The idea of telehealth has been gaining popularity in Colorado but there's an issue of ... more

Big Ideas Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for 2020

January 15, 2020 By: Erica Breunlin, Jennifer Brown, Moe Clark, John Ingold and Jesse Paul Originally appeared in The Durango Herald Teen vaping, mental ... more

The cost of establishing 988, a national mental health crisis line

By: Anusha Roy Originally appeared on 9News. Dialing 988 would simplify the process of getting mental health help by phone, but how will the costs be covere... more

Colorado's new parity law for mental health hits a Medicaid snag

By: Evan Wyloge A new Colorado law that requires insurers to reimburse behavioral health care providers for mental conditions on par with compensation for ... more

SPECIAL REPORT: A look at Miami-Dade's vaunted quest to decriminalize mental illness

December 29, 2019 By: Jakob Rodgers MIAMI — Justin Volpe could hardly believe his eyes. Strung out and delusional, gripped by a crippling ... more

Legislative Preview | Mental health advocates assess gains, see ‘a long way to go’

December. 27, 2019 By: Ernest Luning After steering numerous pieces of landmark legislation into law in the 2019 session, Colorado’s mental health care ... more

Coloradans concerned over impact of Obamacare ruling

December 19, 2019 By: Joey Bunch Holding a sign saying "We Love ObamaCare" supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in ... more

As the teen mental health epidemic escalates, emergency rooms get innovative and a for-profit hospital sees an opening

December 17, 2019 By: Jennifer Brown Originally appeared in The Colorado Sun A statewide review is attempting to pinpoint the gaps in care as one study ... more

Lawmakers to debate if Coloradans in a mental health crisis should be charged with a felony if they hit police

December 17, 2019 By: Joe St. George Originally appeared in Fox31 DENVER -- Colorado lawmakers will debate whether to defelonize a longstanding law ... more

Mental Health Colorado promotes a “Miami Model” for decriminalizing mental illness

December 14, 2019 Originally appeared in My Prime Time News Diversion initiative allowed Miami to close a jail, save taxpayers millions, and get care to those ... more

Local voters could hold key in Colorado's mental health crisis

December 14, 2019 Originally appeared in The Gazette By: Lance Benzel LARIMER COUNTY • Standing in tall grass off a country road, Commissioner ... more

New campaign seeks to end stigma surrounding mental health

December 12, 2019 By: Colette Bordelon Originally appeared in KOAA SOUTHERN COLORADO — According to Mental Health Colorado , more than a million ... more

Annual campaign collects socks for homeless

December 10, 2019 Originally appeared in the Centennial Citizen Socks are the least donated item to homeless shelters, yet they are vital to helping ... more

Donate today for Colorado Gives

December 10, 2019 Originally appeared in The Colorado Springs Business Journal Today is Colorado Gives Day, and organizers hope to top last year’s $35.3 ... more

Coloradans on Medicaid face greatest obstacles to accessing mental health care, survey says

December 8, 2019 By: Evan Wyloge, Colorado Politics Originally appeared in The Gazette Meighen Lovelace began seeing troubling signs when her younger ... more

Californians aren't getting the mental health care they're legally guaranteed. Why not?

December 8, 2019 By: Jocelyn Wiener Originally appeared in CalMatters State Sen. Jim Beall is angry. Four times now, he has introduced legislation to ... more

Why state lawmakers passed a new mental health care law to enforce a law that already exists

Originally appeared on 9News There's one basic reason for this: make sure mental health is treated in the same way as physical health. Author:... more

More Colorado teens and children visiting ERs for mental health reasons

December 4, 2019 By: Matt Mauro Originally appeared on Fox31 DENVER - A quarter of all mental health emergency room visits in Colorado are now ... more

Give and You Shall Receive: 10 Nonprofits to Help Out on Colorado Gives Day

By donating to these Colorado-based organizations—or any of the 3,500-plus participating nonprofits—you’ll not only improve others’ lives, but your own as ... more

New Mental Health Colorado CEO talks goals

October 25, 2019 By: Faith Miller Access the full article in The Colorado Springs Business Journal Statewide nonprofit Mental Health Colorado’s leaders... more