The pandemic has been an extraordinary and trying time in Colorado, especially now as vaccinations ramp up and people start to feel there is a light at the end of the yearlong tunnel.
Colorado Public Radio, along with other news partners and the Colorado News Collaborative, is bringing you a live panel and conversation about the mental health challenges the state faces. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. on March 18.
The conversation, hosted by Jordan Chavez of 9News (who bravely broke stigma barriers to talk about his own mental health) features:
- Dr. Robert Werthwein, Colorado's top mental health official who has dealt with his own mental health challenges.
- Laura Negley from Eads, who faced debilitating depression in a rural community she says doesn't discuss mental health.
- Dana Licko from Denver, a mother and former journalist who battles an opioid addiction and talks about the importance of self-care.
If you are in crisis or are looking for mental health services for you or someone you know, call the Colorado Crisis Services hotline. Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255 to speak with a trained counselor or professional. Counselors are also available at walk-in locations or online to chat between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.
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