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Community Conversations are a series of public forums convened on important issues of the day for Colorado Springs. Past conversations have focused on homelessness, affordable housing, marijuana, veterans' health care and political candidates, among others.

Often celebrated as the healthiest state in the country Colorado is actually one of te unhealthiest when it comes to mental health.

Did you know...

  • Colorado ranks 48th for the number of children who need mental health care but can't access it.
  • 449,000 Coloradans aren't getting the mental health care they need.
  • 448 people a day call, text or message the state's 24/7 mental health crisis hotline

We're assembling a panel of experts on all sides of the Mental Health issue to answer your questions, make their cases and better educate everyone on the best way forward for the mental health crisis facing Colorado.

Follow our year long investigation into why our system isn't serving those in need better, how it got this way, what its greatest challenges are, and how it might get better.
Mental Health: A Crisis in Colorado

Event Details

Studio Bee
190 South Cascade Ave.

6 p.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Meet Our Event Panelists

Deputy John Hammond of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
Lori Jarvis-Steinwert, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness/Colorado Springs
Velda Baker, Penrose St Francis Faith Community Nurse
Bob McLaughlin, COO of Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
Dr. Mark A. Mayfield PhD, LPC, suicide survivor and founder and CEO of Mayfield Counseling Centers
Carolena Guiral Steen, Assistant Superintendent, Cheyenne Mountain School District

Register to attend Community Conversations: Suicide Prevention Register