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Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more
Editor's Note: This report on the state of mental health and the barriers that can prevent needed care, is the first in an ongoing series that looks at how mental health challenges and illnesses … more
The fate of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood is being considered by the Department of Health and Human Services after the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless submitted an … more
QUESTION: Each year I find myself struggling emotionally with the holiday season—the time when the expectation is to “be happy and joyful.” How can I do a better job of taking care … more
In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more
Colorado routinely make tshe list as one of the physically healthiest states in the union, but a new effort by the organization Mental Health Colorado strives to make Colorado the mentally healthiest state too. The group’s president, former … more
Colorado School of Mines is an elite school — its students are high performers. But that comes along with high expectations and high stress, said Karyn Burry, a senior studying chemical and biochemical engineering who is the president of … more
Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more
Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … more
Learn to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental illness at Mental Health First Aid classes, provided free to the community by the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. The interactive eight-hour courses teach a five-step … more
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