A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
The boyfriend of a fatal shooting victim in Highlands Ranch told CBS4 that the shooter, the victim’s son, suffered from a mental illness.
While the gun control debate is a hot topic nationally right now, many are also calling for increased mental health care in the United States.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has been talking about gun legislation in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting and the school shooting in Connecticut.
If James Holmes pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, prosecutors wanting to prove that he methodically carried out a deadly Colorado movie theater shooting have a difficult task before them: They must prove he is sane.