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