What We DoMental Health Colorado advocates for the more than one million Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.
- Prevention & Early Intervention
The first signs of mental illness and substance use disorders typically appear during adolescence. By promoting mental wellness and early detection, we can prevent more serious problems later in life. Our work includes promoting local policies that reduce access to alcohol and drugs, supporting strategies that create safer schools, and expanding access to screening for mental health and substance use conditions.
- Coverage & Delivery
- Facilities & Services
Thousands of Coloradans with mental health or substance use disorders go without care because of difficulty finding and accessing affordable treatment. The difficulties faced when entering care can result in incarceration, homelessness, or suicide. We work to make services more affordable and accessible.
- September: Recovery Month
We work with state and local government and communities to increase treatment resources, prevent the onset of substance use in adolescents, and ensure equal insurance coverage.Learn More
- Get screened
Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to assess your own mental health. Take a confidential quiz to check in with yourself.Get Screened
- Share your story
- Join the Brain Wave
At Mental Health Colorado, we’re building a statewide network of advocates; we call it the “Brain Wave.” We need volunteers to identify local barriers to mental health care – and drive solutions. Sign up and become a voice for mental health in your community.Join Us