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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

OPINION: Mental Health, and a Nation on Edge

March 17, 2021 By Spencer Swalm, with contributions from Moe Keller Originally appeared in the Pagosa Daily Post In the best of times, people suffering ... more

Mental health advocates propose change to responding to mental health emergencies and crisis situations

March 17, 2021 By: Kasia Kerridge Watch the new report on KKTV 11 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado mental health advocates are proposing a change to ... more

One year later pandemic has fostered collaboration, innovation

March 12, 2021 By: Jeanne Davant Originally published in The Colorado Springs Business Journal Fernando Favela gets a COVID-19 vaccination at a pop-up ... more

Mental Health Advocates Introduce Bill To Support People in Recovery, Address Health Care Workforce Shortage

February 28, 2021 Article originally found in My Prime Time News With Bipartisan Support, HB 21-1021 Seeks to Improve Peer Support Services ~ DENVER—In the ... more

Should every Colorado kid get a mental health exam after enduring coronavirus? It won’t be easy.

February 18, 2021 By: Erica Breunlin Originally appeared in The Colorado Sun Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, isn’t sure how to ... more

Virtual Summit Seeks to Disentangle Mental Health, Criminal Justice in Colorado

January 26, 2021 Originally posted on the Pagosa Daily Post By Aubree Hughes In the absence of adequate access to health services, people with unmanaged ... more

NONPROFIT REGISTER | Mental Health Colorado to hold virtual criminal justice summit

January 25, 2021 By: Michael Karlik Originally appeared in Colorado Politics Mental Health Colorado Denver, CO News: Mental Health Colorado will ... more

Colorado’s Shadow Epidemic: Heightened Anxiety, Depression Testing Families, Communities

January 22, 2021 By: Tina Griego & Susan Greene Originally appeared on KSUT public radio. The pandemic. A shaky economy. Wildfires. Polarizing politi... more

Mental health advocates hope to change the way people are helped while in crisis

By: Anusha Roy January 13, 2021 Originally appeared on 9News DENVER — With the 2021 state legislative session, some lawmakers in Colorado are ... more

How to talk to your children about the country’s political climate

By: Jasmine Arenas Originally appeared in KRDO COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Wednesday’s drastic events at the U.S. Capitol were undoubtedly difficult ... more