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The Colorado Sun
Nov 14, 2018

Colorado set up its mental health crisis system four years ago in response to a mass shooting. It’s about to transform.

By: Jennifer Brown

WESTMINSTER — Most people who walk in the door of a small, brick building labeled “24/7 Crisis Center” are depressed, suicidal, or experiencing audio or visual hallucinations. Others are young adults going through the first breakup of their lives, feeling so distraught they want to talk to a therapist.

Every crisis is “self-defined,” and Colorado’s 12 walk-in centers have had almost 68,000 visits since they opened four years ago.