July 15, 2019
By ALI BUDNER JUN 21, 2019 KUNC https://www.kunc.org/post/mental-health-experts-say-one-biggest-hurdles-treatment-stigma#stream/0 The Rocky Mountain region continues to face some of the highest suicide rates in the country. A recent panel of experts in Colorado addressed what they said was one of the biggest hurdles to mental health: social stigma. The panel was convened by the Colorado Springs Gazette and KKTV. One more »
June 12, 2019 By Faith Miller Colorado Springs Independent https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/new-state-behavioral-health-laws/Content?oid=19793764 State legislators passed a slew of bills this year addressing mental health and substance use, most of which drew bipartisan support. Here’s a quick recap.
By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »
6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.
June 26, 2019
Jun 17, 2019 Updated Jun 19, 2019 By Vince Bzdek The Gazette https://gazette.com/news/community-conversation-will-focus-on-fixing-our-mental-health-care/article_d515bef8-897a-11e9-9454-570388d5c5bc.html Colorado Springs has 20 private-practice psychiatrists for 700,000 people. That’s one per 35,000 residents. More than 450,000 Coloradans need access to mental health care or substance abuse treatment and can’t get it. Four out of five women in Colorado jails and prisons more »
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