Mental Health Stories

Challenges with mental health are common and treatable, but treatment is oftentimes hard to access.

For Cora, she faced barrier after barrier to getting treatment for a mental illness. Despite the fact that her parents recognized the warning signs, fought for her and live close to treatment facilities, they still struggled to get her the help she needed when she needed it. Cora almost died.

This is the reality for too many families. It’s time to create a new mental health future. Together, we can ensure more kids and teens get the right care at the right time.

Read another patient’s mental health journey from loss to self-love.

In the News

  • Colorado Springs’ new Children’s Hospital behavioral health unit the ‘envy’ of medical community (link to article)
  • Children’s Colorado Nurse’s Work in Suicide Prevention Honored With State’s Highest Industry Award (link to article)
  • Barriers to mental health care: Stigma, insurance woes, cost, lack of providers (link to article)
  • $10 million for Douglas County school safety could go to mental health support; Standardizing school equipment and training also a priority (link to article)
  • New Cycling Team Will Ride for Kids’ Mental Health (link to article)
  • Colorado sees record number of Safe2Tell anonymous tips in May; Tip line had an 84% increase in monthly tip volume compared with May last year (link to article)
  • Community Conversation: Addressing Colorado’s mental health crisis begins with tackling stigma, panelists say (link to article)
  • Guest Commentary: Student mental health and well-being is a critical issue on every campus in the country; BY CSU President Tony Frank (link to article)
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