Stigma continues to be the first barrier for many of those struggling with mental health issues. And while seeking help is the first step; finding, and paying for, that help can be another struggle entirely.
This story is part of a yearlong series about Colorado’s broken mental health care system. Read more of the series here.
Shane Mezhir never drank or used drugs until he went off to college — "and then it kind of got out of control."
For those struggling to find a psychiatrist in Colorado Springs, good news: A new practice has opened in the northwest part of the city and is…