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Mental Health

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Colorado Lawmakers Trying To Expand Duty To Report Threats

Colorado mental health providers would get expanded authority to report threats to places like movie theaters and schools under a bill given initial approval in the state House on Wednesday.

03/05/2014

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Colorado Suicide Rate Hits Record

State officials are concerned after Colorado recorded more suicides in 2012 than ever before.

08/20/2013

Visitors pray together around a cross erected at a memorial setup across the street from the Century 16 movie theatre on July 28, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Difference A Year Can Make

After we consider the stories of the heroes and how the community is moving forward, it would be wise to consider how the events of July 20, 2012, have changed Colorado politics more than any event in recent history, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

07/18/2013

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Judge Rejects Holmes’ Challenge To Insanity Law

The judge in the Colorado theater shootings has rejected arguments by defense lawyers that state laws on insanity and the death penalty violate the Constitution.

05/29/2013

A gunman opened fire on people attending "The Dark Knight Rises" debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Theater Attack Prompts New Colorado Mental Health Law

Days after a gunman entered a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 moviegoers and injuring 70 others, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado health officials began talking about revamping a state mental health system that had been devastated by budget cuts.

05/16/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs the bills on Thursday. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Approves More Mental Health Services

Colorado will increase mental health services with walk-in crisis centers and a 24-hour hotline in response to last summer’s shootings at an Aurora movie theater.

05/16/2013

A view of the remodeled exterior facade of the Cinemark Century Aurora Theaters on January 17, 2013. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Insanity Plea To Put The Focus Back On Mental Health

The most highly publicized insanity plea in Colorado’s recent history should get all of us, including our lawmakers, talking more about mental health in our community, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

05/07/2013

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Civil Commitment Study Advances In Colorado

A task force would study how to consolidate Colorado laws for placing someone in involuntary commitment under a bill advanced by House lawmakers.

04/16/2013

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State Senator Pushes For More Mental Health Call Centers

A state senator who is also the only practicing physician in the Colorado Legislature joined a forum on Sunday in Denver to discuss improvements that could be made to mental health care in Colorado.

03/04/2013

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (credit: MySpace)

Where Are All of the Mental Health Reform Bills?

While gun control proposals have dominated national and local headlines, the other major issue that many, including our governor and our president, feel is equally important, has yet to be covered.

02/06/2013

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