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Mental health in Summit County: what’s your take?

Advocacy group Mental Health Colorado will be holding a public meeting to discuss mental health issues on Thursday, August 18 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco, located at 83 Nancy's Place, CR 1014. The event, which will take place from 5:15 to 7 p.m., is part of the group's "Conversation with Colorado" listening tour that has been stopping in communities across the state since March.

More than one million Coloradans, or roughly a quarter of the state's population, have experienced a mental health or substance abuse problem in the past year, according to the group. Many go untreated due to factors such as cost, access to care and the stigma sometimes associated with mental disorders.

Mental Health Colorado hopes these meetings will help it identify barriers to care across the state and ensure access to mental health services for all Coloradans. Attendees will have the opportunity to address the group's president—former state representative Andrew Romanoff—and fill out a survey, the results of which will be published in a report next week.