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KOAA Survey: Mental health treatment in Colorado

May 11, 2021 Originally published in KOOA News Colorado The past year has been incredibly difficult for Coloradans to cope with. Along with an unprecedented ... more

5 Things Colorado: Rx affordability board, Q&A w/Vincent Atchity, Health in the budget

May 12, 2021 By: DJ Wilson Article originally appeared on the State of Reform Today is the 89th legislative day in what has been a unique legislative year. ... more

Aurora: Seven children in six days have attempted suicide

MAy 11, 2021 By: Deborah Takahara Full news story can be found on the KDVR website URORA, Colo. (KDVR) — There is some alarming and heartbreaking news ... more

Q&A: Mental Health Colorado CEO Vincent Atchity

May 10, 2021 By: Eli Kirshbaum Originally published in State of Reform As the president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, Vincent Atchity has firsthand ... more

COVID In Colorado: Some ‘Kind Of Leery’ Of Being Around Large Groups Of People

March 4, 2021 By: Alan Guinet Originally reported on CBS4 DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Tuesday more ... more


May 4, 2021 By: Jan Wondra Originally appeared in the Ark Valley Voice In a virtual proclamation ceremony on Monday, a group of the state’s health and ... more

May Declared As Mental Health Month In Colorado

By: Danielle Chavira Reported on by CBS local DENVER (CBS4) – On Monday, Colorado Lieutenant Gov. Dianne Primavera helped proclaim May as Mental Health ... more

Colorado bill would give children free mental health screenings, therapy sessions

April 21, 2021 By: Mayo Davison This news report originally appeared on KOAA SOUTHERN COLORADO — After a difficult school year for children across Colorado, ... more

Colorado committee approves bill to allocate $9 million to youth mental health

April 21, 2021 By: Eli Kirshbaum Article originally found in the State Of Reform. The Colorado House Public and Behavioral Health Committee today voted to ... more

Free therapy and mental health screenings for Colorado kids in the works

April 20, 2021 By: Kasia Kerridge Originally reported on KKTV11 News COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - After such a difficult year, mental health advocates ... more

COVER STORY | Hard times yield good prospects for Colorado’s mental health care

April 11, 2021 By: Joey Bunch Originally found in The Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado's need for mental health care has never been greater, after a year ... more

Coloradans Are Bracing for a Mental Health Crisis After COVID-19

April 2021 By: Jenny MCCoy Article originally found in 5280 Brittany Kochar, 31, weathered the first six to eight months of the pandemic fairly well. But ... more

Rep. Amabile: Solitary confinement is tantamount to torture. Our bill would restrict it in Colorado’s jails.

By: Rep. Judy Amabile, April 4, 2021 Originally found in the Colorado Sun This past year has been one of loneliness and isolation for many. We have been denied ... more

Spike in suicides in El Paso County jail highlights shortfalls of mental health care for those behind bars

April 3, 2021 By: Olica Prentzel Article originally found in The Gazette After a 33-year-old man took his life last week while incarcerated at the El ... more

King Soopers workers face panic attacks and anxiety-filled days after mass shooting

March 31, 2021 By: Vicente Arena Originally appeared on Fox31 Denver BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — The past week and a half has been rough on King Soopers ... more

What deems a person mentally ill in a gun background check?

March 29, 2021 By: Rob Low BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Even if the man accused of killing 10 people at a Boulder King Soopers ends up using a mental illness ... more

Trauma From Boulder Shooting Can Impact Those Who Are Far Removed From Event

March 26, 2021 Originally appeared on CBS4 Denver BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– As what could easily be considered the worst week in Boulder’s history begins to ... more

More Coloradans are seeking mental health help, but there aren't enough professionals for everyone

March 26, 2021 By: Meghan Lopez This news story originally appeared on the Denver Channel DENVER — The past twelve months have been incredibly difficult ... more

Proposed Law Would Limit the Use of Solitary Confinement in Colorado

March 26, 2021 By: Aubree Hughes, Director of Communications, Mental Health Colorado Originally appeared in the Pagosa Daily Post As in most other states ... more

Colorado Springs-area children, teens suffer mentally from pandemic pressures

March 21, 2021 By: Jakob Rodgers & Debbie Kelley As Lexi Rowland’s schoolwork piled up and her friends down the block seemed like a plane trip away, a ... more