Denver’s public safety net hospital has opened what is believed to be the first adolescent inpatient detox unit.
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The operators of Colorado’s youth residential treatment centers, where children with the most acute mental health struggles go to recover, have warned for years that the system could fall apart without more funding. There are signs it’s happening now. Suicidal kids are waiting weeks, sometimes months, in hospital emergency rooms for a bed at a […]
The mental health crisis for children is still on the rise, and adults are doing very little to stop it. Over the past couple of years, reports suggest mental health emergency visits for kids ages 5 to 11 are up 24%. For teenagers, that number increases to 31%. It’s a troubling trend supported by several […]
The state system that treats children with severe mental health issues is so stretched that it’s become dangerous, Colorado’s county human services directors charged in a fiery letter to state officials. Previous efforts have failed to “shift the course of the emergency,” wrote the leaders of the Colorado Human Services Directors Association and Colorado Counties […]