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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, June 19, 2019

Meet Our Event Panelists

Vincent Atchity: The Equitas Project
Dr. Rebecca Berghorst: Cedar Springs Hospital
Dr. Leon Kelly: El Paso County Coroner
Sen. Bob Gardner R- Colorado Springs | Co-Sponsor of mental health legistration