Mental Health

Psychologist: Mental Health Checks Won't Keep Mentally Ill From Buying GunsA clinical psychologist in the Denver metro area says the mental health background checks in President Barack Obama's order still won't keep mentally ill people from buying guns.
Organization That Works To Stop Teen Suicide Grows QuicklyEvery week we lose a Colorado teenager to suicide. Too many of our young people feel hopeless. But the truth is, there's help just for them. It comes by way of a nonprofit called Second Wind.
Suicide Prevention Director Partners With Gun Enthusiasts To Raise AwarenessIn the debate over guns here's what you don't often hear: it's not homicides but suicides that are by far the leading cause of firearm deaths.
The Effect Of The Aurora Theater Trial On Our CommunityEven though we are only a few days in, it is clear that the Aurora Theater Trial is going to affect the Colorado community in deep and profound ways that we are just beginning to understand.
Churches Pull Together To Offer Support To Those Hurting In LongmontA number of churches in Longmont are pulling together to offer support after several violent attacks in the normally quiet town last month.
Arlene Holmes Publishes Writings From Personal JournalThe mother of the Aurora theater shooting suspect is writing a book about a disease that changed her son.
Denver Mayor Plans City's First 'Office Of Behavioral Health'Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced plans on Wednesday for the city's first-ever Office of Behavioral Health. The new office will address mental health and substance abuse issues within the community.
How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin FeverWinter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
Colorado Launches Statewide Mental Health HotlineColorado launched a statewide hotline this week to help people suffering from depression and mental illness.
Colorado Launches Statewide Mental Health Crisis HotlineRobin Williams' suicide spotlighted depression this week. But many suffer silently every day. To address that, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office on Tuesday announced the creation of a statewide mental health crisis hotline.
Is It Time To Treat Mental Health Like A Regular Checkup?Is the recurrence of major problems in society like school violence and homelessness motivation enough for us to look at mental health in an entirely new way?
Colorado Lawmakers Trying To Expand Duty To Report ThreatsColorado mental health providers would get expanded authority to report threats to places like movie theaters and schools under a bill given initial approval in the state House on Wednesday.

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