Forty-one elected officials and candidates in Colorado have pledged to increase the “availability of mental health care for everyone in need, promote wellness and early intervention by expanding youth mental health services, and improve crisis response for anyone experiencing a mental health emergency.”

Among the signers of the Mental Health Now Statement of Support are U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper; U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea; Congresswoman Diana DeGette; Gov. Jared Polis; gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl; Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser; Colorado Treasurer Dave Young; and 33 Colorado state legislative candidates. 

The statement of support for increased mental health is being promoted by Inseparable, a national nonprofit working to improve mental health policy. In October, the organization hosted a forum on mental health issues with Healthier Colorado, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, MindSite News, CBS News Colorado, Colorado Public Radio, and The Colorado Sun.