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After celebrity suicides, calls to Colorado crisis hotline spiked. That shows how important it is to talk about mental health.

June 29, 2018

June 15, 2018 | By John Ingold Following the deaths by suicide last week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls to a Colorado suicide-prevention hotline soared. Colorado Crisis Services experienced a 60 percent increase in call volume over normal levels between Friday night and noon Sunday, said Nourie Boraie, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Human Services. Most more »

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School tool kit, online screenings geared toward early intervention

June 21, 2018 | By Alex DeWind Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading mental health advocacy organization, offers two unique tools for the public to promote the prevention and early intervention of mental illness — one geared specifically to youth. On its website, www.mentalhealthcolorado.org/resources/school, is a School Mental Health Toolkit, which serves as a blueprint more »

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Ensuring Your Child Is Supported At School

June 1, 2018

May 14, 2018 | By Deborah Offner, Ph.D. At least 1 in 5 school-aged children is affected by a mental health condition. The two most common conditions among children and adolescents are anxiety followed by depression, but children can have other difficulties that affect their ability to fully take part in and benefit from their classroom experiences. These include attention more »

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New Initiative Helps Keep People With Mental Illness Out Of Jail

May 5, 2018 NAMI is pleased to announce the launch of Serving Safely, a national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, “Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities” will be a one-stop shop more »

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