Often celebrated as the healthiest state in the country, Colorado is actually one of the unhealthiest when it comes to mental health.
An estimated 400,000 people in Colorado suffer from a mental illness but cannot get the care they need due to a systemic lack of funding, a deep shortage of mental health professionals, and what some say is a lack of will by lawmakers and insurers to improve the system.
This year at The Gazette, a team of reporters will be shining a light on the mental health care crisis in Colorado.
Follow the coverage here.
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7 updates to this series since
- Mankind is our business: How Coloradans are trying to fix the breakdown in mental health care | Vince Bzdek
- Community Conversation will focus on fixing our mental health care system
- Community voices sharing families' mental health crises: Kelly Rosati
- Former Gazette editor honors his brother, whose struggle ended with a police bullet | David Ramsey