Colorado’s state and local elected officials must find new, innovative tools to address our mounting mental health crisis and move people into recovery.
How prevalent are mental health issues for the homeless? According to Colorado Coalition of the Homeless 2022 data, 3,274 out of 10,397 unhoused individuals in the state, or 31% percent, suffer from severe mental illness. That’s an increase of 62% over the previous five years. Research also showed that a whopping 71% of people experiencing homelessness suffer from either a mental illness or PTSD.
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