Governor Jared Polis on Monday announced the creation of a behavioral health task force aimed at overhauling Colorado's system for treating people battling mental illness and substance abuse.
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Severely mentally ill people can no longer seek treatment through the state’s psychiatric hospital system, amid an admissions freeze affecting nearly anyone not involved in the criminal justice system.
Earlier this month, Denver voters overwhelmingly approved a monumental commitment to mental health by passing the Caring 4 Denver sales tax. …
Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton unveiled health care proposals Tuesday designed to promote better mental health services, reduce spending on Medicaid and let Coloradans buy cheaper insurance plans.
The Caring 4 Denver on Thursday will turn in more than 10,000 signatures to get on the city’s November ballot.
As your readers may know, Denver will be voting in November on a proposal to raise Denver’s sales tax approximately 25 cents per $100. The money raised will go toward funding for detox programs, suicide prevention services, community preventative measures, and other services. If passed in November, the $45 million generated by Caring for Denver would create the sustainable funding that Denver has needed for years to address this mounting crisis of homelessness and substance abuse.