Mental health is my everything. I am from a family challenged with bi-polar disorder, mood disorders, anxiety and depression. Mental health issues are very personal and close to my heart. I have seen the numbers daily at Children's Hospital Colorado as our in-patient rooms remain at capacity treating kiddos with mental health challenges.
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This is my first year riding with our newly formed Psyched to Climb team-the only team in the Courage Classic that supports pediatric mental health. We have over 57 challengers strong, and we are raising critical funding for another pandemic that arrived way before Covid-19 and has been plaguing our state for way too long - pediatric mental health.
An estimated 226,000 kids and teens in Colorado have diagnosable mental health conditions, yet only 21% receive professional care. Mental health care is patchy and inconsistent in Colorado. Every facility and provider works independently, and there is no statewide support for care coordination. This is confusing for families who try to navigate the “system.” Some never break through the barriers. But we are already changing that here at Children's Colorado.
Our Hospital is committed to kids and teens who are in crisis with mental health challenges. Out of 22 comparable children’s hospitals across the country, we are 1 of only 6 that have a psychiatric and behavioral health program. Only one other offers the comprehensive breadth and depth of mental health services that we do. We lose millions of dollars helping kids in mental health crisis every year. In fact, many pediatric mental health providers across Colorado have been forced to close because the deficit is too great. Despite this financial reality, we stay true to our north star of doing what is right for kids. At Children’s Colorado, we say enough is enough.
THANK YOU LOYAL DONORS AND FRIENDS! HELP ME RAISE $20,000!