In this section, you’ll find articles about discoveries I made in the course of my child’s growth and development… and after… discoveries that helped me understand what I was up against–trying to support a mentally disabled loved one in Colorado. The articles reflect the system of support, such as it is, in our state. When the process changes, I’ll change the articles. Some of the pieces reflect the urgency of the need for change, and opportunities to participate in Advocacy.
What is a parent to do if the system for helping their young adult children is designed to respond best to patients who can help themselves? Perhaps the most tragic result of the scarcity of mental health care in Colorado, in America, and in the … Read More
…pairing patrol officers with mental health workers… “It’s like a bad joke,” says Social Worker Carleigh Sailon, “the social worker and the cop go into a bar…” But it’s not a joke, and both social workers and Denver Police officers have come to think it’s … Read More
…our accommodations to the coronavirus, combined with a re-evaluation of the mental healthcare system in Colorado, are leading to new strategies to treat people with mental illness. As we continue to find our way through the COVID19 pandemic; our accommodations to the coronavirus, combined with … Read More
Navigators help with the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits. They know Social Security law and have significant experience working on applications. Some are attorneys. Some have worked for Social Security. All are focused on helping you file a quality application, something that … Read More