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Mental health classes offer help for veterans

The overall goal for veterans that take Community Reach’s Mental Health First Aid classes is to give them ways to help other veterans that are suffering. “It’s being able to recognize signs and … more

Jefferson County mental health summit: ‘Suicide affects all of us’

Teachers, bus drivers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, first responders. “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, whether we know it or not,” said Sophie West, the injury and … more

Jeffco Public Health executive director wins Lifetime Achievement Award

There’s a memory that popped into Diane Johnson’s head when she found out Jefferson County Public Health Executive Director Mark Johnson won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Public Health in … more

Meet Harriet Hall, candidate for mayor

When Arvada resident Harriet Hall is asked what she did during the 34 years she was CEO and president at the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, she realizes that her former position does not fit … more

Jefferson County Public Health tackles drug overdose crisis

Ninety-eight candles flickered and 98 seconds of silence were observed for the 98 lives lost from drug overdose in Jefferson County in 2017. A death from a drug overdose is “something that’s 100% … more

Celebrating breastfeeding with Jeffco Public Health

Northglenn resident Lauren Hafer is raising a toddler son and now she has her hands full with her infant daughter. Hafer, one of dozens of mothers who attended Jefferson County Public Health's … more

Community grows stronger in Arvada garden

At Arvada’s Sunshine Community Garden, everyone agrees: “It’s OK not to know anything,” said gardener Deborah Kerr. The community garden has been all about the learning experience for Kerr … more

Free, call-in meditation service program offered through library

Every Wednesday morning, Littleton resident Steve Cohen looks forward to calling the Jefferson County Public Library. He's not calling to look for a book, find a movie, or other services libraries … more

Looking for a new home? Consider health and safety

Ashley Sever and her husband recently married and set their eyes on purchasing their first home together. The two looked to make Lakewood their home, and they accomplished that, but it didn’t come … more

After struggling with depression, Arvada man tells his story

Twenty-two years after he first started struggling with depression, Geoff Grandi’s symptoms hadn’t gone away. They had only intensified, exacerbated by a number of factors — his job, his … more

This summer, put down the phone

Summer is here, which typically means teenagers have more free time on their hands. And their hands may often be even more busy with their smartphones as they try to stay in touch with friends and … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more
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