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Mental Health

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

Christopher Olsen (credit: CBS)

Colorado Sheriffs Speak Out Against Major Gun Law Changes

The debate over gun control has many sheriffs in Colorado urging state lawmakers to hold off on any major changes.

01/29/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivers the 2013 State of the State speech. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Sets The Legislative Table

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.

01/11/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

If No One Solution, Why Not Try All?

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.

12/23/2012

Alison and Jordan Canjar (credit: CBS)

Mental Health Advocates Laud Gov’s Plan For Mental Health System

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.

12/18/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Wants Expansion Of Mental Health Care

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to expand mental health services and make mental health records readily available for background checks on firearm purchases.

12/18/2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper To Unveil New Plans For Colorado’s Mental Health Services

Gov. John Hickenlooper and state health officials are announcing changes to Colorado’s mental health services and support system in response to this summer’s mass shooting at an Aurora theater.

12/17/2012

People gather for a prayer vigil at St Rose Church following an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.  (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Is it Time for the Mental Health Conversation?

If we want to do everything we can to avoid another school shooting tragedy, gun control is only one of the important conversations we need to have. It’s time to talk about how we look at mental health in our country.

12/16/2012

A New England Patriots fan shows support for the 26 victims of the mass shooting that took place at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 16, 2012, in Foxboro, Mass. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Allowing Your Soul To Heal

The mass shooting in Connecticut has sent us reeling. So how do we cope? Dr. Dave Hnida says there’s no fix-it for all of us, but there are some things to consider as we assess the tragedy, and search for skills to emotionally survive — both in the shock phase, and the days of adjustment and health in the weeks, months and years ahead.

12/16/2012

James Holmes (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)

Prosecutors Give Up Fight For Holmes’ Notebook

For the first time with hair that’s brown instead of a wild shade of orangish-red, the suspect in Colorado’s movie theater shooting appeared in court Thursday as prosecutors gave up their fight to see a notebook he sent to a university psychiatrist, saying they didn’t want to delay proceedings.

09/20/2012

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