Keyword: mental health
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A career spent being at the forefront of mental health issues

When Harriet Hall says something needs attention, people listen. “She is bright, compassionate, inventive, practical and focused on what is right,” said Bob Dyer, the Chief Executive Officer at … more

Cultural emptiness feeds into recent tragedies

Third week of June: Four shot in the parking lot of a dentist office in Westminster following a traffic altercation. Second week of June: two celebrity suicides. Third week of May: mass shooting at … more

Emmy Adams

A fiery sister My dad is from New Zealand and my mom is American, so they decided to split our time between the U.S. and New Zealand. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and lived there until I was 4 … more

Mental Health nonprofits go head-to-head in pitch competition

Six nonprofits battled it out Tuesday, June 5 at the Innovators Society Community Pitch Showdown in which following a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, audience members voted in real time to give away … more

Hickenlooper signs health care bills at Lutheran

Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped by Wheat Ridge's Lutheran Medical Center on May 21 to sign into law three bills that aim to fight the opioid crises facing the state and those in need of mental health … more

Bill on mental health, guns stalls in Legislature

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock begged state lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to confiscate firearms from someone considered a danger to themselves or others — people, he said, … more

Jeffco youth help inform county's efforts to become a community that cares

Youth today have a lot to deal with. They face the pressures of fitting in among their peers and the stressors of succeeding in academics and extracurricular activities. And all this at an age when … more

Capitol hosts proclamation to kick off Mental Health Month

Together with public and private health organizations around the United States, Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne officially proclaimed May as Mental Health Month at a ceremony May 1 at the Capitol. “I … more

Jefferson Center celebrates 60 years

Back when 75 percent of people diagnosed with a mental illness were sent to hospitals — or were kept in isolation in family homes as an embarrassing secret — three part-time administrators and … more

Jefferson Center opens new crisis center

There’s no way for a person to plan when and where they’re going to experience a crisis. Which means that those who are trained to help, like the staff of the Jefferson Center, have to go … more

Golden Rotary raises awareness of mental health issues

For about the past two years, the Golden Rotary Club has had people working on and looking into mental health issues among youth. “None of us are mental health professionals,” said club member … more

Finding common ground on issues of mental health

Put six Republicans and three Democrats on the same Denver stage, and you might not expect them to agree on anything. When it comes to improving mental health care, however, you can find common … more

Jeffco school distirct talks out budget priorities

More money for an online choice enrollment system, new hires, communications and mental health supports were on the discussion table March 5 when the Jefferson County Board of Education met for a … more

Time to Talk: A shared story across the metro area

One in five adults nationally and in Colorado lives with a mental illness. The number is the same for young people 13 to 18 years old. Mental health experts have found no one is immune from society’s fast-paced, competitive, technology-driven environment. Stressors of work, pressure of academics, the emotional unrest caused by social media — combined with the stigma associated with mental illness and high costs of insurance and treatment — make it difficult to achieve a positive state of mental health, they say. more
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