Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. We are 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.