Join Us for a Statewide Conversation About Colorado’s Mental Health Safety Net System

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The Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab, in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio, will host a statewide conversation about mental health care reforms and address Coloradans’ questions about the state’s mental health safety net system. 

We would like you to join us.

On May 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., COLab’s veteran journalist, Susan Greene, will moderate a conversation about recent system reforms, what difference they’ll make and what else is needed to catch people in crisis. Panelists include Dr. Carl Clark, President and CEO, Mental Health Center of Denver; Russell Goodman, a Coloradan with his own mental health challenges and father of a child who has been denied care; Ben Markus, Investigative Reporter, Colorado Public Radio; Dr. Morgan Medlock, Behavioral Health Commissioner for the State of Colorado; Tamara Pogue, County Commissioner, Summit County; and Lauren Snyder, Vice President for Government Affairs for Mental Health Colorado.

The event builds on the On Edge investigative reporting from Greene, Markus and other COLab media partners throughout the state.

The conversation will be held at the Buell Public Media Center in downtown Denver, 2101 Arapahoe Street. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and appetizers and beverages will be provided. The discussion will start at 5:30 p.m.

This is an in-person event that will also be live-streamed virtually on YouTube and across COLab’s news partners’ web and social media platforms. Note: You may view the live-stream here on May 17.

To register, please click here, and be sure to enter the questions you have about Colorado’s or your community’s mental health safety net system in the registration form. 

Or, view the live-stream here: