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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

Colorado Mental Health Institute Pueblo working on gentler approach to patient care

By: Tracy Harmon Originally appeared in The Pueblo Chieftain In what officials are describing as a “long overdue change,” law enforcement officers will take ... more

Corrections officer title will change to ‘clinical safety specialist’ at Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo

Article originally appeared on KKTV 11 News PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - A change in title and duties are expected for corrections officers at the Colorado Mental Health ... more

On Edge: Heightened anxiety, depression are testing Colorado’s already-frayed safety nets

By: Tina Griego and Susan Greene Originally posted in The Colorado Sun As coronavirus makes another virulent run through Colorado, a silent epidemic of mental ... more


Article originally found in Ask Valley Voice Ark Valley Voice is one of nearly 100 news organizations across the state that make up the nonprofit Colorado News ... more

First COVID took his friends, then it took his health

By: Tina Griego Article originally appeared in The Denver Post Eddie Kemm found the pool table early in the pandemic, not long after the governor’s order ... more

Mental health services still available despite return to remote learning

By: Bob Wooley Article originally published in the Golder Transcript Jeffco says school counselors and psychologists will help students virtually as the ... more

As coronavirus cases continue to surge, prioritize your mental health

By: Flora Welsh Originally posted by The Pagosa Springs Sun The colder months are here, driving many of us indoors. The stress of one of the most contentious ... more

Colorado Edition: What Say You?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Originally appeared on KUNC Today on Colorado Edition: We get a look at how ballot signatures are verified in Colorado. We’ll ... more

Colorado nonprofits anxious about crucial fall fundraising period amid pandemic, recession and political uncertainty

Originally appeared in the Denver Post October 12, 2020 Colorado nonprofits anxious about crucial fall fundraising period amid pandemic, recession and ... more


Originally appeared in …our accommodations to the coronavirus, combined with a re-evaluation of the mental healthcare ... more

Mental Health Colorado hosts series of candidate forums

September 30, 2020 By: Libby Stanford Originally appeared in The Summit Daily. Voters will have the chance to hear from Colorado Legislature candidates on ... more

Mental Health Colorado takes positions on Nov. 3 ballot

October 2, 2020 Originally appeared in Colorado Politics By: Joey Bunch Mental Health Colorado made its position known on four ballot issues Friday, ... more

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 ... more

Coronavirus has made Colorado's mental health crisis worse | Vince Bzdek

September 26, 2020 By: Vincent Bzdek “This is the worst mental health the country's ever been in,” said Vincent Atchity, head of Mental Health Colorado. ... more

Colorado Suicide Hotline Calls Spike During Covid-19 Pandemic

September 11, 2020 Originally appeared in New 99.1 Country Thursday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day and the suicide prevention hotline is 800 ... more

Guns Killed Four Times More People of Color Than Whites in Colorado

September 9, 2020 By: Michael Roberts Originally appeared in Westword Guns don't discriminate. They're capable of killing anyone, no matter their age, ... more

‘Everybody feels it’: Mental-health challenges of working from home, pandemic confront Boulder County residents

September 5, 2020 Originally appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera Since John Tayer, Boulder Chamber CEO and president, began working remotely his dress attire ... more

STRESS TEST: Mental health care services pushed to brink amid COVID-19

By: Kara Mason Originally appeared in the Colorado Sentinel ond wave of COVID-19 cases surged across the country and in Colorado this summer, mental health ... more