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In The News: NAMI-Colorado Springs

February 7, 2019

Eric Galatas, Public News Service – CO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado is facing a shortage of behavioral-health providers. And, as a result, fewer than 30 percent of the state’s demand for mental- and behavioral-health care is being met.

Minimum federal standards require at least one psychiatrist for every 30,000 residents. Colorado would need to add more than 90 mental-health professionals to reach that threshold. Dr. Sherri Sharp is vice president for behavioral health for Peak Vista Community Health Centers, which serves Read More

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