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We now need to work diligently to flatten the curve of mental health problems that are emerging during our efforts to fight COVID-19. Mental health problems can be lifelong and chronic. Colorado now faces a perfect mental healthcare storm. The state is reporting that 23 percent of Coloradans are now in a depressive episode — a tripling of the normal baseline of 7 percent. Alcohol and marijuana sales have increased significantly. Gun sales have, too. And as if that’s not enough, Colorado lawmakers are considering a proposal that would cut about $200 million from the state’s mental healthcare — so please consider speaking with your elected officials about that.