Mon May 12, 2014
Mental Health

The High Cost Of Untreated Mental Illness

Medical staff in the emergency dept. confer at Denver Health, Nov. 2013. The department's director say the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with injuries or other health problems related to mental illness.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

Untreated mental illness is a growing problem in Colorado – with one out of every four adults likely to experience some degree of mental illness in any given year. That has a high cost in Colorado, not only from a public health perspective but also from a financial standpoint.

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Fri April 4, 2014
Mental Health

Mental Health Initiative Will Search For Statewide Solutions

It isn't too late to become involved in the broad statewide discussion on mental illness this weekend, with groups gathering in four cities to discuss means of eradicating stigma and removing barriers to treatment.

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Wed February 12, 2014

Troubling Statistics On Colorado Hit-And-Run Crashes

Distracted driving may be a contributing factor in the high number of hit-and-run crashes in the state
Jason Weaver Creative Commons/Flickr

A new study from I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS finds that, in Colorado, nearly three times a month someone is killed by a driver who flees the scene. Even as overall traffic deaths in Colorado are falling, that’s not the case with hit-and-run fatalities.

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Sun October 6, 2013
New State Movement

What If The 51st State Leaves Colorado? A Tale Of The Tape

Sunset frames a water tank near LaSalle, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Weld County has been the epicenter of a movement to form a 51st state from ten northeastern Colorado counties.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

Colorado could stand to benefit financially and would see some improvement in the educational and economic standings of its remaining citizens if 10 northeastern counties should make good on their threat to secede and carve out a new state of North Colorado.

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Sun May 19, 2013

Pikes Peak Park: Colorado’s Deadliest Neighborhood

A graffiti-ridden "Neighborhood Watch" sign at the edge of Census Tract 54:00 in Colorado Springs on May 3, 2013.
Joe Mahoney I-News Network at Rocky Mountain PBS

A Colorado Springs neighborhood of 1960s tract homes, apartments and schools led the state in gun deaths over the 12 years between the mass shooting tragedies at Columbine High and the Aurora theater.

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