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Animal therapy nonprofit to hold Longmont community meeting before starting sessions in March

February 19, 2020 By: John Marinelli Originally found in Times-Call Animals can often make people’s days a little — or a lot — brighter. Rise ... more

Could mental health support be the key to keeping more Colorado preschool teachers in the field?

February 14, 2020 By: Erica Breunlin Originally appeared in The Colorado Sun. As Colorado starves for more early childhood educators, some are leaving the ... more

New bills aim to alleviate mental health workforce shortages

January 31, 2020 By: John Spina A couple of times a week Sue Harig meets with clients from Mental Health Partners just to talk for a while. She’s not a ... more

Superintendent addresses recent student deaths

January 25, 2020 By: Rachel Skytta and Web Staff Originally appeared on Fox31 News ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- The Superintendent of Adams 12 shared a statem... more

Transportation, education and justice on the legislative agenda

January 22, 2020 By: Faith Miller and Pam Zubeck Originally appeared in the Colorado Springs Independent AND THEY'RE OFF Don’t expect Democrats ... more

North Range Behavioral Health moves into new, larger facility in Frederick

January 21, 2020 By: John Marinelli Originally appeared in Time-Call.  North Range Behavioral Health, a northern Colorado mental health organization, ... more

Bipartisan bill introduced to support Colorado's mental health care, recovery providers

January 17, 2020 By: Ernest Luning Originally appeared in Colorado Politics  Lawmakers on Thursday introduced bipartisan legislation to boost the role of ... more

Telehealth is a good option – if your internet connection is fast enough

By: Anusha Roy Date: January 16, 2020 Originally appeared on 9News The idea of telehealth has been gaining popularity in Colorado but there's an issue of ... more

Big Ideas Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for 2020

January 15, 2020 By: Erica Breunlin, Jennifer Brown, Moe Clark, John Ingold and Jesse Paul Originally appeared in The Durango Herald Teen vaping, mental ... more

The cost of establishing 988, a national mental health crisis line

By: Anusha Roy Originally appeared on 9News. Dialing 988 would simplify the process of getting mental health help by phone, but how will the costs be covere... more

Colorado's new parity law for mental health hits a Medicaid snag

By: Evan Wyloge A new Colorado law that requires insurers to reimburse behavioral health care providers for mental conditions on par with compensation for ... more

SPECIAL REPORT: A look at Miami-Dade's vaunted quest to decriminalize mental illness

December 29, 2019 By: Jakob Rodgers MIAMI — Justin Volpe could hardly believe his eyes. Strung out and delusional, gripped by a crippling ... more

Legislative Preview | Mental health advocates assess gains, see ‘a long way to go’

December. 27, 2019 By: Ernest Luning After steering numerous pieces of landmark legislation into law in the 2019 session, Colorado’s mental health care ... more

Coloradans concerned over impact of Obamacare ruling

December 19, 2019 By: Joey Bunch Holding a sign saying "We Love ObamaCare" supporters of health care reform rally in front of the Supreme Court in ... more

As the teen mental health epidemic escalates, emergency rooms get innovative and a for-profit hospital sees an opening

December 17, 2019 By: Jennifer Brown Originally appeared in The Colorado Sun A statewide review is attempting to pinpoint the gaps in care as one study ... more

Lawmakers to debate if Coloradans in a mental health crisis should be charged with a felony if they hit police

December 17, 2019 By: Joe St. George Originally appeared in Fox31 DENVER -- Colorado lawmakers will debate whether to defelonize a longstanding law ... more

Mental Health Colorado promotes a “Miami Model” for decriminalizing mental illness

December 14, 2019 Originally appeared in My Prime Time News Diversion initiative allowed Miami to close a jail, save taxpayers millions, and get care to those ... more

Local voters could hold key in Colorado's mental health crisis

December 14, 2019 Originally appeared in The Gazette By: Lance Benzel LARIMER COUNTY • Standing in tall grass off a country road, Commissioner ... more

New campaign seeks to end stigma surrounding mental health

December 12, 2019 By: Colette Bordelon Originally appeared in KOAA SOUTHERN COLORADO — According to Mental Health Colorado , more than a million ... more

Annual campaign collects socks for homeless

December 10, 2019 Originally appeared in the Centennial Citizen Socks are the least donated item to homeless shelters, yet they are vital to helping ... more