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People are using Colorado Crisis Services 55% more in 2020 compared to 2017

December 8, 2020 By Zach Newman, Jeremy Jojola 9News https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/colorado-crisis-services-calls-up-55-percent-2020-compared-2017/73-44a1c727-43c1-4177-a943-b618ffb6e16c As the pandemic continues to strain Colorado’s health and economy, Colorado Crisis Services has seen unprecedented demand and a record … Read more

Concern Grows For Mental Health Of Colorado Children During Remote Learning

November 16, 2020 By Andrea Flores 4 CBS Denver https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/11/16/colorado-remote-learning-children-mental-health/ A coalition of families, teachers and administrators from across the state met on the Colorado State Capitol steps Monday to … Read more

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A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care

Nov 18, 2020 By Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/A-Word-to-the-Wise-Caregiver-Take-Care What airline passenger truly loves flying in turbulent conditions? My husband, who is a private pilot, likes to remind me that … Read more

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NAMI Receives Fourth Consecutive Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

12/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Receives-Fourth-Consecutive-Four-Star-Rating-from-Charity-Navigator For the last four years NAMI has proudly received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This four-star rating shows that NAMI exceeds industry … Read more

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Pairing mental health counselors with police on calls shows promise in Colorado

Oct 23, 2020 By Michael Booth The Colorado Sun https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/23/mental-health-counselors-police-colorado/ Greeley Police Department Commander Rafael Gutierrez does not long for a simpler past, when dispatchers would get a call for … Read more

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Colorado agency erred in dumping a mental health program for doctors, judge rules

Nov 12, 2020 By Jennifer Brown The Colorado Sun https://coloradosun.com/2020/11/12/colorado-doctor-mental-health-program/ When state officials decided this summer to yank a contract for a peer health agency that has counseled Colorado physicians … Read more

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first … Read more

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to … Read more

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Coronavirus has made Colorado’s mental health crisis worse

Posted Sep 26, 2020/Updated Sep 29, 2020 By Vince Bzdek The Gazette https://gazette.com/health/coronavirus-has-made-colorados-mental-health-crisis-worse-vince-bzdek/article_264adbec-ff62-11ea-8842-47766211d7e7.html It’s a crisis on top of a crisis on top of a crisis. In an investigative series … Read more