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Colorado: "Mental Health Colorado" has an online toolkit to address children's mental health needs

May 14, 2018, ABC7, Denver, CO: Colorado schools get help to provide mental health resources May is Mental Health Awareness month, and Mental Health Colorado is pushing for schools to be primary resources for kids facing a mental health issue. "The first signs of mental illness typically appear during adolescence, but most people don't get the care they need until eight or 10 years later, if they ever get it at all," says Andrew Romanoff, Mental Health Colorado's president and CEO. … The group has published an online toolkit with a step by step plan to implement programs and services for students. There are also guidelines for helping teachers access mental health care. According to Mental Health Colorado, one in four high school students in our state has felt so sad or hopeless at some point that it affected their daily activity. One in seven high schoolers has thought about suicide.

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