Since The Gazette's year-long investigative series on mental health care in Colorado began in April, dozens of readers have reached out to share personal accounts about living with a mood disorder or mental illness, and the challenges of accessing treatment for themselves or loved ones.

Three of Kelly and John Rosati’s four children, all adopted from foster care, have had serious mental health issues, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. Over the last eight years, the Rosatis have weathered “nightmare experiences trying to save their (children's) lives in this county … survived more than a dozen suicide attempts and dealt with constant ERs, acute psych units, residential units, day programs and outpatient,” wrote Kelly Rosati, the former VP of Advocacy for Children at Focus on the Family, and a lawyer by training.

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