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Colorado Health System Boosts Telehealth in Mental Health Outreach

September 18, 2019

September 5, 2019 By Eric Wicklund mHealth Intelligence https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/colorado-health-system-boosts-telehealth-in-mental-health-outreach A Colorado health system is investing more than $100 million in behavioral health services, including an expansion of its telehealth platform to offer telemental health consults in emergency rooms, primary care clinics and hospitals. Aurora-based UCHealth, a 14-hospital health system serving Colorado and parts of Wyoming more »

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How High Heat Can Impact Mental Health

September 4, 2019 7:18 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757034136/how-high-heat-can-impact-mental-health Jeanetta Churchill is blasting the air conditioning in her Baltimore row house. A massive heat wave just swept through the city, with temperatures topping 100 degrees. “I don’t even want to see what my power bill is this coming month,” she says. Keeping more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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This State Task Force Wants To Overhaul How Behavioral Health Services Are Delivered To Young Coloradans

August 13, 2019

August 8, 2019 By Megan Verlee CPR News https://www.cpr.org/2019/08/08/this-state-task-force-wants-to-overhaul-how-behavioral-health-services-are-delivered-to-young-coloradans/ From how dollars are spent to where services go, a new state task force is aiming to map the landscape of youth behavioral health services in Colorado, identify the gaps and recommend fixes. The Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force, which has its first meeting Friday, is part more »

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