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May is Mental Health Month

May 16, 2019

POSTED BY FAITH MILLER ON FRI, MAY 3, 2019 AT 1:28 PM Colorado Springs Independent https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2019/05/03/may-is-mental-health-month As Mental Health Month begins, some advocates are celebrating what they regard as recent successes — such as the April 29 passage of House Bill 1269, which strengthens enforcement of parity laws that require insurers to prioritize mental health care to the same extent they do physical more »

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Teens are more open about talking about mental health and suicide. But they say adults are slow to catch up.

By JESSICA SEAMAN | jseaman@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: April 14, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: April 15, 2019 at 12:09 am https://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/14/colorado-students-generation-suicide/ On a warm spring day, four teenagers settled themselves around a table on an outdoor patio. The evening sun was growing dimmer, making the lights hanging from the umbrella above them twinkle. More lights — a blend more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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As Schools Struggle To Meet Kids’ Emotional Needs, One Colorado School May Have A Fix

April 8, 2019

March 22, 2019 By Peter O’Dowd WBUR https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/03/22/mental-health-counselors School counselors are having a tough time keeping up with a wave of new struggles among teenagers in the U.S. More and more kids need to speak with a mental health counselor, but it’s unlikely to happen at school where resources are getting stretched thinner and thinner. more »

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