Mental Health Issues: What Really Can Be Done?

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St.

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While we are increasingly familiar with statements of what should be done following another public tragedy involving someone with mental health issues, what is really possible/probable in terms of changes in public policy?

The current divisive and emotionally charged political environment suggests caution at best, and maybe inaction. But what about the impact(s) of leadership and people/communities that really have had enough?

Andrew Romanoff has significant public policy experience as well as a lead role in addressing mental health issues. We look forward to hearing his perspective about what is and can be done in Colorado regarding these issues.


Andrew is the president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.

Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. While there, Andrew sponsored laws to expand the screening, diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. He also authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act and Building Excellent Schools Today, the largest investment in school construction in state history.

Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree with honors at Yale, a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a juris doctorate at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. He speaks fluent Spanish.


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