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COLab hosts discussion on mental health in Colorado

The statewide conversation focused on mental health care reforms and addressed Coloradans' questions about the state's mental health safety net system.
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DENVER — 9NEWS livestreamed a panel discussion focusing on mental health hosted by the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio (CPR) on Tuesday.

The statewide conversation focused on mental health care reforms and addressed Coloradans' questions about the state's mental health safety net system.

The discussion was held at the Buell Public Media Center, located at 21010 Arapahoe St. in Denver.

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COLab journalist Susan Greene moderated the panel, which included the following speakers:

  • Dr. Carl Clark, president and CEO of Mental Health Center of Denver
  • Russell Goodman, a Coloradan with his own mental health challenges and father of a child who has been denied care
  • Ben Markus, investigative reporter for Colorado Public Radio
  • Dr. Morgan Medlock, behavioral health commissioner for the State of Colorado
  • Tamara Pogue, Summit County commissioner
  • Lauren Snyder, vice president of Government Affairs for Mental Health Colorado

The event builds on reporting from Greene’s investigative series, On Edge, produced in partnership with dozens of Colorado news media outlets including 9NEWS.

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