Who We Are

Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate in promoting mental health, ending stigma, and ensuring equitable access to mental health and substance use services. Mental Health Colorado is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America.

A Fight We Can Win

More than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. Yet most – including an estimated 60 percent of adults and 70 percent of children – never get the care they need. The average gap between the onset of symptoms and the arrival of treatment is 8-10 years.

The good news: It doesn’t have to be this way.

Mental illness is treatable. And early, effective intervention is far less expensive than the alternative.

This is a fight we can win. Join us.

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By The Numbers

  • Proportion of Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year - 1 in 4
  • Age by which symptoms appear in half of all cases of mental illness - 14 Years Old
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