I believe that mental health is just “health” and that all Coloradans deserve to have mental healthcare coverage and be able to access services if needed. Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, and I want to combat this at the State Capitol. I support the Insurance Coverage Mental Health Wellness Exam bill that requires all Colorado insurers to cover an annual mental health preventative exam with a qualified mental health provider.
I helped pass HB19-1120 Youth Mental Health Education and Suicide Prevention Act in 2019 and continue to collaborate with schools and community leaders on ways to support students and their families to ensure they have access to resources and education. I support the Safe2Tell program and know from experience that it is one of the best tools for our emergency responders, police, school districts and community.