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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

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

The long road to achieving better access to behavioral health care

June 10, 2021 By: Anusha Roy Originally found on 9News HB21-1068's goal is to expand beyond a crisis response model for behavioral health, incorporating ... more

Youth mental health was front and center in Colorado’s legislative session. But the work is only a “down payment.”

June 10, 2021 By: Jennifer Brown Originally published in the Colorado Sun Hospital emergency departments are flooded with children who’ve just attempted ... more

LivWell Enlightened Health donates over $57,000 to Mental Health Colorado

June 3, 2021 For the original press release, click here Denver, Colorado (June 3, 2021) – Today, LivWell Enlightened Health announced a $57,000 ... more

THE PODIUM | Safeguarding mental health in jail

May 26, 2021 Article originally found in Colorado Politics. Imagine yourself or your loved one — distressed and bewildered, unwell, psychotic — isolated ... more

Denver-area mental health experts offer advice for business leaders

May 14, 2021 By: Don Ireland Originally posted on Mental health concerns have been a monumental challenge for business leaders during the ... more

4 bills that will help create healthier minds across the lifespan for Coloradans

May 14, 2021 By: Vincent Atchity, President & CEO, Mental Health Colorado Originally posted on Biz Journals Winston Churchill famously observed that ... more

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

The debate over solitary confinement in Colorado jails

May 12, 2021 By: Anusha Roy Report originally found on 9news Both sides actually agree on some things, including that safety is first. What happens after ... 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