By Susan Greene, Colorado News Collaborative, and Chris Osher, The Gazette A pattern of “severe, life-threatening” prescription errors by the troubled mental health center responsible for serving 10 Western Slope counties put many of its patients at risk, according to the findings of an official investigation that state agencies withheld from the public for more […]
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Officials say mental health clinic is failing Colorado mountain towns, where suicide rates are above average
By Susan Greene, Colorado News Collaborative Summit County is hurting. The suicide rate in this mountain community of 31,000 is higher than Colorado’s, which is one of the highest in the nation. And locals say almost everyone here has known someone — or several someones — who ended their life: A beer brewer. A prominent businesswoman. […]
Colorado’s mental health safety net is “failing.” Will planned reforms fix or further the problems?
By Susan Greene, Colorado News Collaborative Matt Vinnola lay curled up on a downtown sidewalk one Sunday in September, his eyes as blank as those of the stuffed lamb he was using as a pillow. The former honors student and youth taekwondo champion seemed too out of it to shoo a fly off his lip […]
A test of Colorado mail finds delivery is timely — most of the time
By Sandra Fish, CoLab and Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post Reports of slower mail delivery times nationally and across Colorado since mid-summer are causing concern as more voters than ever plan to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election, to avoid coronavirus exposure. But an unscientific experiment by the Colorado News Collaborative over the […]