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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

Community garden at North Arvada Middle comes to life

The community garden at North Arvada Middle School has been a goal for more than two years. Now, with the help of several grants and community volunteers, the garden will come to life in May for this … 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

Lakewood, Littleton hospitals at cutting edge of new stroke treatments

Steven Squires was reading the comics at his kitchen table on a Sunday in September when his wife Carol heard him emit a strange groan. His hands curled, his mouth hung open. Carol called 911 as … more

Denver area hospitals receive Healthgrades awards

Lutheran Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital have earned the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award, placing them in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide, according to a news … more

Flu season makes impact across Colorado

A record number of Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu this year, and metro-area health officials are urging residents to get the vaccine for the contagious illness if they haven't already … more

St. Anthony celebrates 125 years of healing

For Darcy Copeland, a registered nurse science specialist at St. Anthony hospital, it almost felt like returning home when she started working at the hospital in 2010. It was, after all, where she … more

A day in the life in St. Anthony’s OR department

There’s a red line on the second floor of St. Anthony Hospital that most people don’t cross. Behind this line on the trauma center and operating rooms floor, doctors, surgeons, nurses, … more

Littleton, Lakewood hospitals at cutting edge of new stroke treatments

Steven Squires was reading the comics at his kitchen table on a Sunday in September when his wife Carol heard him emit a strange groan. His hands curled, his mouth hung open. Carol called 911 as … more

HHS gives initial approval to Fed Center plan

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is a step closer to taking ownership of 59 undeveloped acres near the Federal Center in Lakewood after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) … more

The romantic habits of rattlesnakes and dinosaurs

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are some date ideas that have been done to death — fancy dinner, movie for two, going out dancing. While all fun, none of these are particularly unique. … more

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

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

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

Coalition submits plans for 59 acres at Fed Center

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

Ask a Therapist: How do I deal with the holiday blues?

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

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

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

Group aims to boost Coloradans’ mental health

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

Mental health in the spotlight at Mines

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
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