Keyword: mental health
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State’s suicide rate is high, but addressable, experts say

Suicide in Colorado is often talked about in terms of statistics — the state is consistently in the top 10 in the country for suicide deaths. But to Sarah Brummett, the director of the state Office … more

Suicide prevention — ‘None of us can do this alone’

Juan Escobedo prods his students for an answer. It is still early in the morning, and the students, ranging in age from college-age to seniors, clutch steaming cups of coffee as they rack their … more

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

Time to Talk: Introduction

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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