Over the past few years, Colorado has seemingly been a great place for mental health.

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In fact, the state was ranked 8th in the country by Soliant.com in their list of states with the best mental health.

The same study also showed that many Coloradans take their mental health seriously.

However, there is another study that seems to contradict Soliant’s. In particular, adult mental health seems to be a major issue in Colorado.

Colorado Ranks 45th in the United States in Adult Mental Health

According to KDVR, many adults in Colorado seem to be suffering more than much of the country, ranking 45th out of 51 states, which includes Washington DC.

They also noted that Western states seem to struggle the most with mental health, with Oregon, Arizona, and Wyoming being in the bottom five.

On a dour note, Colorado ranks within the top 10 for adults with suicidal thoughts.

When including every metric, Colorado at least ranks 30th for mental health, which encompasses all the factors listed in the study.

How to Find Help if You Are Experiencing Poor Mental Health

Fortunately, Colorado has taken action to help those who are struggling with their mental health.

According to Colorado Public Radio, a bipartisan bill was passed in 2022 that looked to pump a half million dollars into helping those within the criminal justice system to gain property counseling for mental health.

The bill also created the Behavioral Health Administration for the state, and includes many different services that can help you find the care you need.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate help, call 1-844-493-8255, or text TALK to 38255. There you will be able to talk to a member of the Colorado Crisis Services, which includes support for behavioral health and substance abuse crises.

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