COLab hosting discussion on mental health in Colorado

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COLab hosting discussion on mental health in Colorado


9NEWS will livestream the panel discussion scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 in the video player above and on 9NEWS platforms.

DENVER — 9NEWS will livestream a panel discussion focusing on mental health hosted by the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) in collaboration with Colorado Public Radio (CPR) on May 17.

The statewide conversation will focus on mental health care reforms and address Coloradans’ questions about the state’s mental health safety net system.

The discussion will be held at the Buell Public Media Center, located at 21010 Arapahoe St. in Denver. Anyone who would like to attend can register online.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for appetizers and beverages. The discussion is scheduled to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Anyone who has questions they would like the panel to discuss can submit them online.

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COLab journalist Susan Greene will moderate the panel, which will include 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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