|Oct. 1, 2019
“If my parents didn’t have the resources to help me when insurance couldn’t, I would have died a long time ago. And that happens every day…”
Katie spent 10 years in and out of addiction starting at age 14. She was ashamed of herself on account of her depression. She felt like a burden on her family. This led to self-harm and, ultimately, a suicide attempt.
Katie never thought she would be where she is today—in graduate school at one of the top universities in the country. We recognized her at our 37th annual Tribute gala on Saturday night. We also honored Vail Resorts, a company setting an example for workplace wellness, and Vic Vela, who has shown what it means to be resilient in the face of adversity.
Thank you to everyone who attended Tribute and supported our work. You can watch Katie’s story here.
Katie is thriving today because she got the care she needed. Your support helps the one million Coloradans with a mental health or substance use disorder get the care they need.