Colorado Statehouse: Bipartisan Support for Increased Mental Healthcare

By Jason Salzman, Colorado Times Recorder

Legislators and candidates alike have promised to make mental healthcare available for everyone in Colorado

DENVER – Forty-one elected officials and candidates in Colorado have pledged to increase the “availability of mental healthcare for everyone in need, promote wellness and early intervention by expanding youth mental health services and improve crisis response for anyone experiencing a mental health emergency.”

YouTube video preview of the Colorado Candidate Mental Health Forum. Video by Inseparable

Among the signers of the Mental Health Now Statement of Support are U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Gov. Jared Polis, gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Colorado Treasurer Dave Young and 33 Colorado state legislative candidates.

The statement of support for increased mental health is being promoted by Inseparable, a national nonprofit working to improve mental health policy.

YouTube video on mental health equity on the Inseparable website

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