Photo detail

An ambulance arrives at Denver Health’s emergency department on Nov. 11, where the director said the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with underlying mental illnesses.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Mental health funding falls short

They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.