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UCHealth dedicated $100 million for mental health

September 18, 2019

Posted: Wed 9:32 PM, Sep 04, 2019   Updated: Thu 6:59 AM, Sep 05, 2019 By Tony Keith KKTV https://www.kktv.com/content/news/UCHealth-dedicated-100-million–559427971.html AURORA, Colo. (KKTV) – UCHealth announced it is dedicating at least $100 million over the next five years to address behavioral health needs for patients across Colorado. The announcement came on Wednesday. “More than 380,000 Coloradans aren’t receiving more »

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Other states do mental health care much better than Colorado

Aug 24, 2019 By Vince Bzdek The Gazette https://gazette.com/health/other-states-do-mental-health-care-much-better-than-colorado/article_373813b2-c664-11e9-858d-972748df4d6b.html In the last 20 years, a million and a half people moved to Colorado, according to the latest statistics from the Census Bureau. They’ve moved here for the sunshine and mountains, for the job opportunities and laid-back people. Some moved here for the 230 craft breweries more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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Colorado Springs’ new Children’s Hospital behavioral health unit the ‘envy’ of medical community

August 13, 2019

Aug 1, 2019 By Debbie Kelley The Gazette https://gazette.com/news/colorado-springs-new-children-s-hospital-behavioral-health-unit-the/article_c2dbee06-b3cd-11e9-9ffb-fb199442d2d2.html “You’re welcome to try to move the beds — I can’t budge them at all.” Dr. David Listman, medical director for the emergency department at the new Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs, demonstrates his claim by trying to lift a corner of the weighted single more »

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