Youth mental health was front and center in Colorado’s legislative session. But the work is only a “down payment.”
June 10, 2021
By: Jennifer Brown
Hospital emergency departments are flooded with children who’ve just attempted suicide. Kids in need of residential treatment for severe depression are sent out of state because Colorado’s beds are full. And suicide became the leading cause of death for youth in this state five years ago.
So what are Colorado policymakers doing about it?