When it’s approved by other lawmakers — the bill would end up costing around $9 million. Each of the money would come from a number of the stimulus funds that the state is using to recuperate from the pandemic. Rep. Michaelson Jenet stated she expects children will continue with different services after they utilize the sessions which the nation provides. Dr. Ben Miller, the Chief Strategy Officer in Well Being Trust says resources like this will help children now and in the future.
“We will need to normalize mental health early on in a child’s life so they know how foundational it’s for their own health,” Miller said. Close Modal
Lawmakers will hold a hearing on the bill next Tuesday. Suggest a Correction
“Legislation such as this is not necessarily going to be the radical transformation necessary for structural reform,” Miller said. “However, it does move in the ideal direction by recognizing that psychological health is a significant issue, focusing on our children, and permitting the state to step up and provide a leadership role to get more children engaged in care” Miller also believes the proposal could lead to more progress in mental healthcare across Colorado as the state continues to get over the COVID-19 pandemic.