Help solve the mental health crisis in Colorado
At Healthier Colorado, your health and well-being are our priority. We inherently understand that the mental health crisis affects Coloradans at each corner of the state daily. This legislative session, Healthier Colorado is spearheading HB23-1071, a bill that would grant psychologists the ability to prescribe mental health medication. Sign PetitionSign Petition
The leading cause of death for Colorado youth is suicide. Too many kids are not getting the mental health treatment and support they need.Psychologists help treat the root causes of mental health conditions, and sometimes, that treatment includes medication. Allowing specially trained psychologists to prescribe medication when needed to help children receive treatment could potentially save their life.
Psychologists take a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment and often have the most extensive relationship with their patients. Research shows that treating the whole person can have more successful, lasting positive outcomes. However, sometimes people need medication to accompany their mental health treatment regimen. This legislation would give specially trained psychologists the ability to prescribe medication and will help expand access to an essential piece of mental health treatment.
Currently, psychologists are critical providers of life-saving mental health services, yet they cannot fully treat patients who need medication or need to change medications. This legislation would give specially trained psychologists the ability to prescribe medication and will help expand access to an essential piece of mental health treatment.
Immediate access to necessary and safe medications is vital to prevent serious mental health emergencies. Yet, Coloradans often face long wait times to get appointments with providers that can prescribe them the medicine they need. Allowing specially trained psychologists to prescribe this life-saving medication will reduce wait times and give patients the medication they need when they need it.
Let your state representative know that mental health reform is a priority for you by urging them to support HB23-1071 today.