What We’re About
This blog was created for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities and their families in Colorado. It’s intended to help them navigate the existing support systems in the state, and make them aware of opportunities for change and reform through advocacy. Because of limited public funding, Colorado is a state in which disabled people, parents and families often find themselves fighting for the services that they or their loved ones need.
For years, I struggled to find help for my disabled child. I had to fight to get help that is more readily available in some other parts of the country. In the process, I learned how to get assistance from a skeletal system, and how to advocate for changes that help people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, and their families. I also made mistakes that hurt me and my child and offered me a sense of caution about choosing a “resource” just because there seems to be no alternative.
Understanding mental health challenges can be difficult, but accessing services to help yourself or someone you love should be easier. Working together to support a vulnerable population strengthens everyone. On this site, I share what I’ve learned and invite you to join a community of people striving to make positive changes for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.