Whistleblowers say they falsified patient records at Western Slope community mental health center
Workers at Mind Springs Health say they were told to make up patient diagnoses and outcomes on government-required forms
Rare three-agency audit of western Colorado mental health center finds dangerous prescription practices
Mind Springs Health, which provides mental health services and has a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, remains on a corrective action plan
Opinion: While Colorado gets its mental-health act together, the village must step up
The scarcity of mental health care leaves many of us to our own devices
SunLit Interview: After decades, Stephen Trimble came to grips with a personal, but universal story
Through "The Mike File," the author came to understand his relationship with the brother he lost -- and something about himself
SunLit Excerpt: “The Mike File” reveals one family’s story of a boy lost to the mental health system
In his memoir, author Stephen Trimble reaches back through time to understand the brother he never really knew
Rep. Kennedy: Colorado can have health insurance that pays for quality, not quantity
…and integrates care for physical and behavioral health
Colorado lawmakers aim to protect mental health therapists from billing headaches, clawbacks after a rough year
Two bills with bipartisan support would help therapists in private practice who are fed up with the convoluted Medicaid payment system. They follow investigative reporting by The Sun and Colorado News Collaborative.
Opinion: Colorado’s “mental-health hold” rules don’t hold on tight enough
A reform bill in the General Assembly would help prevent premature discharge from the ER
Failed 2014 overhaul shows how lobbyists, politics have maintained status quo of Colorado’s mental health care
When Crisis Access of Colorado won a bid to reform the state’s mental health services, its leader planned to bring the “A-Team” to serve the state’s poor and mentally ill. But lobbyists used political connections to pressure state leaders out of the contract.
Bill aims to prevent runaways, improve mental health results for Colorado foster youth at residential centers
A task force included in the bill would be named after a 12-year-old boy who ran away from a Denver residential center and was struck and killed by an SUV.
Colorado health systems are making progress — finally — on combining mental and medical care
Huge health systems have added dozens of mental health professionals to primary care clinics in the past few years, helping doctors treat the “whole person.”
With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental health, but there are too few school counselors
The pandemic amplified already rising rates of childhood depression and anxiety. School teachers are learning to provide mental health first aid to thwart tragendy.
Opinion: Help is available to teens in crisis — if they know who to call
Our idea is to make sure they know, and now it’s a bill in the General Assembly
Regional mental health centers are alarmed by Colorado’s 232-page plan to shake up the system
Supporters say it’ll end a monopoly and a funding stream that’s less than transparent. Community mental health centers say it will result in fewer services amid a mental health crisis.
Grand Junction mental health center accused of prescription errors that threatened patient safety, report says
A June letter not released until now says Mind Springs put patients at risk
In the age of social media, a new app aims to help Colorado teens make friends off their phones
The Nod app, piloted across eight school districts, helps students learn ways to form new face-to-face friendships after the pandemic left many isolated and anxious
Colorado plans to expand experimental adult guardianship program despite complaints, scrutiny
Fourteen at-risk adults have died while under the care of a public guardian in the past year and a half
Medicaid payment issues plague host of Colorado caregivers and therapists who see low-income and disabled patients
The state Medicaid division is facing complaints about contractors on multiple fronts, from mental health to in-home caregivers for people with disabilities
Zornio: Stop hurting kids with your political rage
Adults should ask themselves some honest questions: Are you truly setting a positive example for the next generation?
Colorado mental health professionals incensed after Medicaid forum that was intended to clear the air
About 160 mental health therapists, counselors and psychologists joined a forum to vent about Medicaid payment delays and burdensome paperwork. They left even angrier.