Mental Health Colorado and Governor Polis host Mental Health Proclamation Day at state Capitol

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.(MGN)
Published: May. 2, 2022 at 11:35 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - On Monday, Governor Jared Polis joined advocates with Mental Health Colorado to highlight the importance of mental health by hosting Mental Health Proclamation Day.

The event focused on how to improve access to behavioral health services, particularly for underserved communities and people living in rural areas.

In order to better serve the needs of Coloradans, the governor’s Behavioral Health Task Force has recommended the creation of the Behavioral Health Administration, which would be tasked with overseeing a more coordinated system of care. This recommendation has been presented as HB 1278, which is currently moving through the state legislature.

At Monday’s event, advocates from Mental Health Colorado were also be joined by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, and Behavioral Health Administration Commissioner Dr. Morgan Medlock.

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