Coronavirus has made Colorado’s mental health crisis worse
Posted Sep 26, 2020/Updated Sep 29, 2020
By Vince Bzdek
It’s a crisis on top of a crisis on top of a crisis.
In an investigative series last year, a team of Gazette journalists found that nearly 450,000 Coloradans aren’t being treated for mental illness, a singular crisis that lies at the root of so many others: homelessness, poverty, substance abuse and violence. In one study, Colorado ranked 48th out of 50 states in mental health services for children.
And now coronavirus has made it all worse.