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Coronavirus has made Colorado’s mental health crisis worse

Posted Sep 26, 2020/Updated Sep 29, 2020
By Vince Bzdek
The Gazette
https://gazette.com/health/coronavirus-has-made-colorados-mental-health-crisis-worse-vince-bzdek/article_264adbec-ff62-11ea-8842-47766211d7e7.html


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.

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