Mental Health Court
18 April 2013
Darrell, Karen, and I all wrote requests for a mental health court here in Mesa County. They had candy at their table, and I am proud to say that I didn't eat any.
Recently I saw mention of this event go by my social media feed. It's five years later and we still do not have a mental health court here in Mesa County. There has been some movement on a state level to keep people who live with mental illness from being warehoused in jails. Even so, just this past week the state of Colorado was sued for the 4th time over lack of access to mental health care while incarcerated. I feel hopeful that the tide is turning, but I also feel frustrated and angry that it's taking so long.