An estimated 226,000 kids and teens in Colorado have diagnosable mental health conditions, yet only 21 percent receive professional care. Colorado has no pediatric mental health system. Every facility and provider works independently, and there is no statewide support for care coordination. This is confusing for families who try to navigate the “system.” Some never break through the barriers.
Tragically, suicide is the leading cause of death for kids in Colorado ages 10-24.
Imagine if things were different. Imagine if kids and teens received the right care at the right time, and mental health problems didn’t escalate to emergencies. Fighting for this future is more critical than ever. We don’t have to wait any longer.
Children’s Hospital Colorado has a plan to both create access for kids who need help now, and create long-term solutions for the state of Colorado. Together, we can get there.
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