Does ADA apply when police arrest mentally ill?

Do police officers have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate people with mental illnesses when making arrests? The U.S. Supreme Court decided earlier this month to...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman forming group to help those who are mildly depressed

A Durango woman has taken the first step to form a support group for people who are mildly to moderately depressed. An initial meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in an upstairs...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental health crisis hotline launched statewide

Gov. John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, announced Wednesday the launch of Colorado’s first statewide mental health crisis hotline, according to a news...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seclusion, restraint ineffective, state says

In 2010, a man named Troy Geske died at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo after being wrestled by staff members onto a bed, where he was restrained with straps and left by himself,...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental health centers get boost

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s plans to revamp the response to mental-health issues can move forward after months of delay, during which the state awarded, revoked and fought in courts over the...

DATE: June 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Criminalizing the sick

It can be like throwing gas on a fire. For people in the judicial court system, being segregated for months in a cell for 22 or 23 hours a day can cause an average person with no history of mental...

DATE: June 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

With mental illnesses, help is hard to find

Danielle Nordeen drives a 16-year-old Toyota Camry that doesn’t handle well on snowy mountain passes. In January, Nordeen had to make the drive from her home in Grand Junction to Pueblo often...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

In jails, steep costs for caring for those with mental illnesses

In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells. They bark requests and complaints, or just grin and make small talk. One man’s...

DATE: May 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trying to uncover the illness within

Call them frequent flyers. Or superutilizers. Or loyal customers. In hospitals across the country, they’re known to doctors and nurses as the people who come back time and again for care. A tiny...

DATE: May 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental-health goals set for county

Early attention to potential mental-health issues topped the list of recommendations from members of the Citizens Health Advisory Council, which wrapped up a yearlong project Wednesday to make...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental-health treatment void in Colo.

A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind. Meredith, who is 29, started bashing himself in the head...

DATE: April 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mentally ill won’t be put in solitary confinement

DENVER – Colorado prison officials are being directed to stop placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement as the corrections department seeks to decrease the number of people it keeps in...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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