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Rep. Amabile: Colorado’s failure to address severe mental illness is a human disaster

It’s time to bring a sense of urgency and commitment to helping these individuals.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Mental health can be a powerful concern in Colorado’s mountains

The mountain West has earned the morbid nickname of “the suicide belt” because our rate of suicide is drastically higher than the national average.

Opinion Columns

Two-thirds of farmers said the pandemic impacted their mental health. But providers are underfunded and underequipped.

The stigma of acknowledging the need for mental health care can prevent people from seeking it.

Health

Colorado judge declines to drop charges against Danish man blamed for Spring Creek fire

Jesper Joergensen had overstayed his visa by the time a trash fire near his campsite exploded into the Spring Creek wildfire that burned homes near Fort Garland.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Alarms and metal detectors can fail. Here’s how we can try to keep kids safe at school.

Opinion Columns

As mountain suicides soar, Vail Health is committing $60 million to mental care in Eagle County

Surveys of students in Eagle County schools are numbing: nearly one in four seventh-graders and eighth-graders considered suicide in 2017 and 16 percent of those students had formed a suicide plan

Health

Carman: Aching sadness and the straight line from Columbine killers to Sol Pais

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s let Colorado be a leader for mental health

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado leaders must prioritize parity in the wake of landmark mental health ruling

Opinion Columns

Opinion: My sister’s death at Parkland could have been prevented. Colorado needs protections.

Opinion Columns

Brauchler: The red flag gun bill is too extreme. Let’s find a bipartisan, Colorado solution.

Opinion Columns

Krieger: “Red Flag” is a law-and-order bill. So why is the GOP against it?

Opinion Columns

One in eight Denver residents is clinically depressed and most aren’t getting treatment, new study says

Public health officials in Denver used electronic records, surveys to pinpoint how many in the city are depressed

Health

Colorado set up its mental health crisis system four years ago in response to a mass shooting. It’s about to transform.

State officials say the transformation will increase services and improve mobile response. But the contractors running the system since it began predict uncoordinated “hodgepodge.”

Health

“He seemed to have it all”: Arapahoe High School senior’s suicide rattles emotionally fatigued, frightened community

Colorado’s teen suicide rates have reached a “crisis” level

Health

One in three Colorado suicide deaths followed binge drinking, study finds

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment study was the first to examine link between suicide and alcohol

Health

Here’s how to get involved with suicide prevention, or find help

Health