Rebecca Cranston (D)
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Do you support school policies and funding that increase the availability of mental health services in schools and early childhood settings?
- Yes: Absolutely, the cost of deferring treatment is far higher than reaching children with the help they need as early as possible.
- Yes: Yes, and as a public health professional, I have worked on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, so I am no stranger to the need for treatment after suicide attempt or overdose.
Do you support extreme risk protection orders?
Do you support strengthening laws and transparency requirements compelling insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders that is equal to the coverage provided for a physical illness?
- Yes: I support all possible steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in our public dialogue so that people can seek and afford the care they need.
Do you support strengthening requirements that insurance companies have enough mental health and substance use professionals to guarantee their members have a choice of provider?
Do you support requirements that hospitals and other providers report information on treatment availability to help individuals, hospitals and law enforcement locate available treatment for people in crisis?
Do you support providing state funds to expand capacity for mental health and substance use treatment in underserved areas of the state?
- Yes: My experience on this issue puts me in a strong position to tackle it. As a former director of the Northern Colorado AIDS Project, my team was responsible for providing healthcare to people living with HIV in eight counties in northern Colorado. This experience equips me to turn state funding into improved healthcare effectively, especially as it pertains to treating substance abuse.
Do you support additional state investments in affordable housing with supportive services for people with mental health or substance use disorders?