State health officials will not ask the Board of Health next week to loosen the mandate requiring all health care workers at licensed facilities to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. In a letter sent Friday to facilities, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan said CDPHE wants to wait until […]
Colorado Behavioral Health Council
As demand for mental health care spikes in the West, budget ax is set to strike
By Matt Volz, Kaiser Health News HELENA, Mont. — When the pandemic hit, health officials in Montana’s Beaverhead County had barely begun to fill a hole left by the 2017 closure of the local public assistance office, mental health clinic, chemical dependency center and job placement office after the state’s last budget shortfall. Now, those […]
Mental health care in Colorado has gone virtual thanks to coronavirus. For some patients, it’s long overdue.
Deby Williamson used to take note of her clients’ body language and the vibe that filled the room when they came to see her for mental health therapy. That’s not happening now, since she meets them via computer. Williamson, a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Colorado Springs, is one of thousands of […]