"So many city employees touch the general population and could play a role in spotting issues," said Don Mares, executive director of Denver’s Department of Human Services.
Mental health first aid teaches empathy and practical responses, but can it become as common as CPR?
Frank Costabile was broke, paranoid and suicidal after the Army forced him out. He found treatment without the Army's help. And he's not alone.
As suicides hit a record high in Colorado, an expert says stigma continues to surround mental health.
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The committee will provide ideas for legislation next year.
The Office of Behavioral Health Strategies would be the first of its kind for a major U.S. city, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
The line is now getting about 225 calls a day since it launched this summer.
'Schizophrenia' is a scary word, says Michael Hedrick, who wants to remove the stigma and isolation people with the mental illness experience.