Colorado: Schools need to address mental health

May 15, 2018, Pagosa (CO) Daily Post: Statewide Drive to Put Mental Health Resources into Colorado Schools Children are more likely to seek help if mental health support is available at school. Mental Health Colorado has created a School Toolkit, essentially the ABCs for getting students the mental health care every child deserves. … “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 President and CEO. “That’s a gap we have to close. If we’re serious about making Colorado a national leader in mental health care, schools are a good place to start.” Research shows that addressing mental health in schools leads to improved school climate, academic outcomes and student wellness….