Colorado State Hospital

The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP), formerly known as the Colorado State Hospital, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year. The institution was founded as the Colorado State Insane Asylum on October 23, 1879. It grew from 12 patients that year to over 6,000 by the 1960s, according to the CMHIP’s history page. Today the population is around 500.

You can find further historical information on the State Hospital at our library. Helpful resources include: