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Tag Archives: Mental Health

Meet Colorado’s resident expert on early childhood mental health

Jordana Ash holds a job that doesn’t exist in most states. She’s Colorado’s director of early childhood mental health — a position created three years […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Letter outlines how the AHCA would affect Coloradans with disabilities

A network of civil rights advocates is warning Coloradans how the healthcare bill being debated in Congress would play out for people with disabilities. “We […]...

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March 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A mental health crisis coverup in Colorado jails

  Around 100 mentally ill inmates are waiting in jail for psychiatric treatment, some for as long as six months, before their cases can be […]...

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November 12, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix

Colorado ‘Parent’s Bill of Rights’ draws nod in Senate after heated debate

The bill was amended by Democrats to decriminalize school counseling without consent. ...

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February 11, 2015 The Mix

#Coleg notebook: Politics turns concealed carry debate upside down

Republicans won’t cotton to efforts to improve efficiency of background checks  The Joint Budget Committee is the newsmaker committee so far this session. Republicans are […]...

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February 5, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

Lawmakers decide how to spend pot tax cash; RMGO knows how to kill a bill

Notes from the final fugue, a.k.a. the 115th day of the 2014 legislative session ...

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May 2, 2014 Capitol Notebook, The Mix

Lawmaker will seek to abolish solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners

State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Adams County, is sponsoring a bill to find alternatives to the use of so-called administrative segregation for prisoners who have been diagnosed with one of a wide array of serious psychological disorders....

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October 23, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics
Subtypes of Mental Disorders Skyrocket With Release of Newest Diagnostic Manual

Subtypes of Mental Disorders Skyrocket With Release of Newest Diagnostic Manual

At a whopping 947 pages, the DSM is heavier than ever before, and in more ways than one. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and […]...

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June 24, 2013 Center Well, Education, Health, In-Depth
Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday appointed Wisconsin’s former prisons chief, Rick Raemisch, as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. For his part, Raemisch described himself in a prepared statement as “a strong law and order individual, but...

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June 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Bill curtailing solitary confinement faces changes to reduce cost

Amendments to strip off an expected fiscal note are on the way for a bill sponsors say would protect those with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities from being placed in solitary confinement while incarcerated....

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March 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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