mental health

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver and other cities are looking to take cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Denver is one of at least eight cities considering an Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets to decriminalize and improve the treatment of people with severe mental illness

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

How a “warm handoff” is making mental health care a regular part of doctor visits in Boulder

It isn’t lie-on-the-couch psychiatry, but a more approachable model that gets patients focused on their whole health

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say

Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawmakers reject Polis’ $3 million budget request, but agree to bolster threat training after STEM shooting

Polis' $3 million request to budget writers was his first policy response following a fatal attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

“It’s OK to not be OK”: How one Colorado high school saved lives with a 34-question survey

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country for both youth and adults

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.

Lawmakers recently gave a boost to mental health funding in schools, but one notes the “long game” will require even greater commitment