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EN ESPAÑOL Los estados tienen dinero para gastar en salud mental, pero quizá no dure

September 8, 2021 By: Sophie Quinton DENVER — Colorado es conocido como la meca de la salud y la vida al aire libre. Sin embargo, un porcentaje de residen... more

Federal class action lawsuit draws attention to children with mental health issues

September 3, 2021 By: Marianne Goodland BB is 16. Instead of going to school or hanging out with friends, she's been living in the emergency room of a ... more

Federal class action lawsuit draws attention to children with mental health issues

September 3, 2021 By: Marianne Goodland BB is 16. Instead of going to school or hanging out with friends, she's been living in the emergency room of a local ... more

State Spending on Mental Health Rises. But for How Long?

September 7, 2021 By: Sophie Quinton States have set aside millions of federal dollars for mental health and substance use disorder services, but the money must ... more

States Have Money to Spend on Mental Health, but It May Not Last

September 2, 2021 By: Sophie Quinton Article originally found in Stateline DENVER — Colorado’s known as a mecca for healthy, outdoorsy types. Yet a ... more

Colorado lawmakers hear pleas to reform justice system's linkage to mental health treatment

September 2, 2021 By: Michael Karlik Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday heard from in-state and out-of-state experts about the need to disrupt the relationship ... more

More help on the way: How Eagle County is building up behavioral health resources

September 2, 2021 By: Scott Miller It wasn’t so long ago that Eagle County was in a behavioral health crisis. One of the problems was a lack of resources to ... more

COURT CRAWL | High-profile murder convictions get reconsidered, mental health law called into question

August 30, 2021 By: Michael Karlik Welcome to Court Crawl, Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government. The Court of Appeals had a ... more

Colorado is expanding mental health support for teachers, students ahead of uncertain school year

August 20, 2021 By: Nicole Brady Originally appeared on the Denver 7 Channel As another uncertain school year gets underway in Colorado, mental health for ... more

Appeals judge warns Colorado mental health law is unconstitutional

August 24, 2021 By: Michael Karlik Vincent Atchity, president and CEO of the advocacy group Mental Health Colorado, shared Vogt's concern that automatic ... more

Bang! Colorado cops increasingly using lasso device fueled by gunpowder to detain people from afar

August 15, 2021 By: Elise Schmelzer Article originally published in the Denver Post Fifteen agencies in the state are using the BolaWrap, which is used to ... more

Legislators, Community Members Urge Transformation of Colorado’s Mental Health System

August 4, 2021 By: Mental Health Colorado This article was found in the Pagosa Daily Post Legislators and community members will convene the Behavioral ... more

Denver’s behavioral health task force to convene in Aug.

August 3, 221 By: Dani Birzer Article originally found in Fox21News DENVER– The Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force plans to meet in August ... more

Colorado Isn’t Prepared To Deal With the Mental Health Fallout From COVID-19

August 2021 By: Shane Monaghan Coloradans have endured a lot in the past year and a half, and mental health professionals are worried about the long-term ... more

After major legislative wins, Mental Health Colorado scores lawmakers

July 26, 2021 By: Joey Bunch Originally found on Colorado Politics After a session that put hundreds of millions of dollars into mental health programs, ... more

NEWS Mental Health Colorado’s Legislative Scorecard Shows Wide Partisan Gap, Especially in House

July 29, 2021 By: James O'Rourke Article originally found on the Colorado Times Recorder Yesterday, Mental Health Colorado released its 2021 Legislative ... more

OPINION: Mental Health Colorado’s Legislative Report

July 27, 2021 Article originally found on the Pagosa Daily Post This op-ed is adapted from the Mental Health Colorado’s 2021 Legislative Report. In 2020, ... more

Garcia, Garnett Appoint Experts to ARPA Affordable Housing and Behavioral Health Subpanels

July 26, 2021 Originally found of EIN News DENVER, CO – Senate President Leroy Garcia and Speaker Alec Garnett on Friday appointed subject matter experts ... more

CO mental health bills increase support

July 14, 2021 By: Jeanne Souldern Article originally found in The Sopris Sun Several bills focusing on the mental wellness of Coloradans, many of which ... more

18 rays of hope for Colorado's children | Vince Bzdek

June 27, 2021 By: Vince Bzdek Originally found in the Colorado Springs Gazette You know those moments when someone performs a random act of kindness out ... more