State hasn’t met targets to improve mental health services

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<p>Scott Glaser is the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Mental Health in Colorado.</p>

Photo: Scott GlaserColoradans were assured mental health services would improve in 2013 but not all of the promises made by the state have been fulfilled.

Last December, the State of Colorado directed more than $18 million dollars towards a number of initiatives including more beds for psychiatric patients and round-the-clock crisis centers.

Funding snafus and delays in implementing new programs, however, mean that not all of the initiatives have taken off.

For an update on what is in place and what’s still missing, Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner talked with Executive Director of Colorado's National Alliance on Mental Illness Scott Glaser.