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.
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.
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.
A task force would study how to consolidate Colorado laws for placing someone in involuntary commitment under a bill advanced by House lawmakers.
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.
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.
The debate over gun control has many sheriffs in Colorado urging state lawmakers to hold off on any major changes.
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s third State of the State address was his first with two Democrat majorities. He used this opportunity to inform his colleagues on what he would like to see, and more importantly, what he would not like to see, this session.
Many arguments can be made about each individual proposed solution to school violence. However, what is stopping us from trying everything? It’s time to think how we have come togehter as a country to fight evil before. Here’s a hint, we never bring just one idea.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a major overhaul of the state’s mental health system on Tuesday. He’s asking the legislature for millions of dollars to improve treatment and prevention, and mental health advocates say it’s about time.