Mental Illness

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Disability Law Colorado believes that individuals with mental illness should receive the services they need in their community – with residential care as an option only when absolutely necessary.

It has always been an integral part of our mission to promote independence in the community over institutional care for people with mental illness and all disabilities.

Learn more about what we do through our Mental Illness Protection and Advocacy program.


Success Stories

Stopping Abuse of a Boy with Mental Illness in Detention

Disability Law Colorado received a report that a 14-year-old boy with mental illness was being abused while in a Denver detention center.

Patterns of...

An Independent Life in the Community

Linda had an apartment in the community until a series of illnesses. She was admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation. The plan was to discharge her to...

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