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Our Impact

The statistics listed below are from the "Mental Health America 2023 Report" and the "2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Colorado / Trevor Project".

You can download a PDF version of these statistics that we created using the button below.

State of Mental Health in Colorado

  • According to Mental Health America 2023 Report, Colorado ranked at 30th place on overall mental health state.

  • Adults with any mental illness: 23.16% / 1,028,000 / ranked 35

  • Adults with any mental illness who did not receive treatment: 55.50% / 570.000 / ranked 38

  • Adults Reporting 14+ Mentally Unhealthy Days a Month Who Could Not See a Doctor Due to Costs: 23.13% / 133,747 / ranked: 31

  • Youth with severe major depressive episode: 10.90 / 46,000 / ranked 22

  • Youth with Major Depressive Episode Who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services: 34.40 / 20,000/ ranked 2

  • Youth with Private Insurance That Did Not Cover Mental or Emotional Problems: 17.20% / 40,000/ranked 49

  • Colorado is ranked at 26 place in access to mental health care

  • 60% of LGBTQ youth in Colorado who wanted mental health care in the past year were not able to get it

  • 76% of LGBTQ youth in Colorado reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety

  • 60% of LGBTQ youth in Colorado reported experiencing symptoms of depression

  • 45% of LGBTQ youth in Colorado seriously considered suicide in the past year

  • 14% of LGBTQ youth in Colorado attempted suicide in the past year

  • 45% of youth who wanted mental health care and could not get it because they could not afford it

Why Us?

Statistics are current as of November 2023

783 Hours of Individual Therapy Sessions

239 Hours of Free, Scholarship-Based Individual Therapy

275 Hours of Group Sessions

  • At Medicine Horse we offer free equine assisted therapy

  • Our programs are facilitated by licensed therapists

  • Horses help our clients to understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behavior affect their relationships with people.

  • A horse responds honestly to what the client is doing in the present, rather than what they did in the past or what they may do in the future.

  • Once clients understand the things in a relationship for which they are responsible, they can make changes in themselves to improve their relationship with the horse, and then apply those same changes to more complex human interactions.

  • Often, people feel more comfortable with animals than people which may allow the therapy to feel less intimidating

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