The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver
As the teen mental health epidemic escalates, emergency rooms get innovative and a for-profit hospital sees an openingBy Jennifer Brown Health Primary category in which blog post is published
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
It isn’t lie-on-the-couch psychiatry, but a more approachable model that gets patients focused on their whole health
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.
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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.
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
Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country for both youth and adults
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