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INTERACTIVE: Submit your testimony on Colorado's mental health system and resources

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DENVER - Tonight, 9Wants to Know is profiling a case involving a man with severe mental illness who was found with an assault rifle, ammunition and tactical gear after he made threats to kill people.

Behind the crime is the story of a mother who struggled to get long-term mental health treatment for her son. The suspect's mother ended up turning in her own son to police after was powerless to get attention within the mental health system.

Tonight we will hear from another mother in a similar situation who's been struggling to get mental treatment for her adult son who also is suffering with severe mental illnesses.

If you have stories and testimonies involving mental health in Colorado, feel free to jump into the live chat room to share. Click "Login to Comment" found on the bottom of the chat box. You can login through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or OpenID.

As Governor John Hickenlooper proposes more resources and changes to Colorado's mental health system (, we will share your thoughts and testimonies to the state's Office of Behavioral Health. (

If you'd like to send an anonymous email, instead of commenting in the chat, please email Jeremy Jojola at


Have a comment or tip for investigative reporter Jeremy Jojola? Call him at 303-871-1425 or e-mail him

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