October 31, 2018

Their struggles were painful and familiar: a son who refused treatment, a mother who couldn’t find any, families severed by suicide or homelessness or jail.

At a Rotary Club in Fort Collins yesterday, just about everyone had a story to tell. We want to hear yours.

If you or someone you love has faced a mental health or substance use disorder, please let us know. We created an online story bank to capture the complexity of mental illness, the benefits of treatment, and the barriers that stop so many Coloradans from getting care.

Breaking through those barriers is what our work at Mental Health Colorado is all about. Judging from yesterday’s conversation, we should have more than five million people on our side.

-Andrew Romanoff