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Mural by local artist helps raise awareness about mental health, depression

November 2, 2017

October 23, 2017 | By Alexa Mae Asperin A mural in Colorado Springs is helping raise awareness about mental health and depression. It’s part of Kaiser Permanente’s “Find Your Words” campaign. The company says even though mental health issues are common, they’re difficult to talk about. Local artist Mike Fudge shares what he hopes people more »

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Why We Ended Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Colorado

October 12, 2017 | By Rick Raemisch For years, the Colorado corrections system had a ready answer for inmates it wanted to punish. For almost any reason — smuggling drugs, talking back to a corrections officer, assaulting another prisoner — it would send an inmate to a cell the size of a parking spot. The more »

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FDA Approves Medications For Tardive Dyskinesia

October 3, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs. Movement disorders were more »

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Five Mental Health Signals You Should Never Ignore

October 2, 2017

September 26, 2017 | There are hundreds of symptoms which can indicate a mental health issue is developing, but it can be difficult to know when to pay attention to them and when they are not a concern. Here is a relatively simple way to be able to assess whether you are experiencing mental more »

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When a Mental Health Emergency Lands You in Jail

September 29, 2017

September 20, 2017 | By Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge Early last year, two suicidal patients showed up at a hospital emergency room in Pierre, S.D., seeking help. Although the incidents happened weeks apart, both patients ended up in an unexpected place: jail. Across the country, and especially in rural areas, people in the middle of a more »

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