The Colorado House of Representatives will soon review a bill to create a state office designed to connect patients to mental health resources in Colorado.
The group Mental Health Colorado spent the last year researching the issue in our state. It found patients have trouble finding doctors and getting insurance to pay for treatment.
"We're proposing to create a one-stop shop, said Mental Health Colorado President and CEO Andrew Romanoff. "You call this state mental health ombuds office and folks in that office ought to be able to help you navigate the system."
House Bill 18-1357 would also require insurers to be more transparent to comply with laws requiring equal coverage for mental and physical care.
An El Paso County deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot during a shootout late Sunday morning. Sheriff's deputies responded to the 12000 block of Highway 94 early Sunday morning, after a man reportedly drove himself to Memorial Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound and said his friend had been shot in that area.
The Colorado Springs Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a deadly crash that happened Sunday afternoon off of Platte and Powers. According to police, the reports initially came in as a deadly crash - but when officers started gathering information they learned it was intentional.
Penny's current condition is being treated as serious, according to the most recent update on the newest member of the giraffe herd at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Two people are critically injured and one driver has minor injuries following a three-car wrong-way crash on NB I-25 near exit 132 in Fountain Sunday. Colorado State Patrol said two people have serious bodily injuries, and the driver of the northbound car that was hit has minor injuries.