Erin OToole

I started my career in Cincinnati, Ohio where I was a traffic reporter by day and a volunteer public radio music host by night.  Although I spent almost nine years in commercial radio, I have always had a passion for the creativity and intelligence of public broadcasting.

I moved to Colorado in 2009 from the San Bernardino/Riverside area of California where I served as Morning Edition host and reporter for an NPR member station. During my six years there I covered a broad variety of topics including healthcare, immigration and clean energy.  In 2008 I was selected as a USC/Annenberg Health Journalism fellow, studying and reporting primarily on healthcare reform, domestic violence and health awareness media campaigns.

I graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading (science fiction or politics â⦠or just suggestions for your favorite things to do in Colorado!

email: erin.otoole@kunc.org

KUNC
10:35 am
Tue May 13, 2014

The High Cost Of Untreated Mental Illness

Medical staff in the emergency dept. confer at Denver Health, Nov. 2013. The department's director say the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with injuries or other health problems related to mental illness.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:15 am

Untreated mental illness is a growing problem in Colorado – with one out of every four adults likely to experience some degree of mental illness in any given year. That has a high cost in Colorado, not only from a public health perspective but also from a financial standpoint.

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