Mental Health

Chemical World: Poems from the Community

Sep 13, 2021
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

This month we hear poems from the community about their experiences with recovery, addiction and mental health. Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem!

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

  

Mental Health is Important to Me

Aug 24, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community.

Thank you to Mind Springs Health and the Western Colorado Community Foundation for support with this project.

Mental Health Colorado

Today on Everything Under The Sun, hosts James Steindler and Jeanne Souldern introduce The Sopris Sun's newest freelancer Myki Jones. Then, Dr. Vincent Atchity of Mental Health Colorado joins to talk about new legislation.

A Three Minute Inspiration by Amyah

Jun 15, 2021

AZYEP collaborates with 'The Serious Type' to share content and provide multiple platforms for students to share work, inspiration and creativity. Take a listen to a Three Minute Inspiration from Marble Charter School student, Amyah Clayborne. TST's mission is to empower and equip youth to create a happier and healthier world. More information about TST can be found at www.theserioustype.org

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

Mental Health is Important to Me

Jun 8, 2021

AZYEP partners with Mind Springs Health to educate and inform about mental wellness. Take a listen to why mental health is important to our community. Thanks to Mind Springs Health for support with this project.

  

Mike Nolan has been a farmer for about 18 years.

“I don't like gardening,” he said. “I like farming in the sense of like, I like tractors, I like equipment. I like big harvests.”

His farm is in the Mancos Valley at the base of southwest Colorado’s snow-capped San Juan Mountains and across from the bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. In a normal season, Nolan grows up to seven acres of vegetable crops, anything from turnips to squash to tomatoes.

This season, though, he’s had to cut down to less than a single acre.

Several Democrats have already announced their candidacy in the 2022 race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Colin Wilhelm is among them and is now on a listening tour of the region.

Chemical World: Working to Undo Stigma

Nov 9, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

In this episode of Chemical World, hosts discuss the shame and stigma around mental health and recovery, and the effects on people seeking help. Hosts dive into the shame and stigma they have felt from others and themselves, in recovery and before recovery. 

Chemical World Offers a Fresh Perspective on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Jun 30, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

Membership Director Kenna Crampton and Peer Recorvery Coach at Mind Spring Health Maggie Seldeen debut their new Public Affairs show Chemical World. This program aims to de-stigmatize drug addiction and mental health,  discuss different recovery models and harm reduction programs and explore evidence based practices in treating addiction. Topics will include the history of drug laws, connections between poverty and drug addiction as well as personal recovery stories. 

Most of us have never experienced anything like the coronavirus pandemic in our lifetime, and that's especially true for children. The Mountain West News Bureau spoke with five kids about what's on their minds: 6-year-old Emerson, 10-year-old Eleanor, 11-year-old Wren, 11-year-old Brennan, and 10-year-old Olivia. Amanda Peacher shares their voices in this audio postcard.

Susanna Pershern, Submerged Resources Center, NPS

When veterans retire from the military—whether voluntarily or from injury—it can be a difficult transition. Gone is the camaraderie that gave their lives structure and often lost is a sense of purpose. A partnership with the National Park Service is helping wounded warriors to heal and restore connections by giving them a mission underwater. More on this story including pictures at H2ORadio.org

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

This week on Let's Talk, Jill Rubin explores curiosity, current events and mental health with three local students: Willow Walden, Blake Petersen, and Ayla Cuseo.

Wewer Keohane

Carbondale Arts is offering $1,000 towards idea incubation or education to address mental health with creative expression. The recipient will also receive mentorship from artist Wewer Keohane and plan a project on Rosybelle, the Mobile Maker Bus. Applications are due on December 20th.

During Healthy is the New Happy on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools talks with Sonja Linman, Prevention Specialist of Glenwood Springs Middle and High Schools about teen mental health and wellness. /  Durante Healthy is the New Happy en el Programa de Empoderamiento Juvenil Andy Zanca, el Centro de Recursos Familiares de las Escuelas Roaring Fork habla con Sonja Linman, Especialista en Prevención de las Escuelas Intermedias y Secundarias Glenwood Springs sobre la salud mental y el bienestar de los adolescentes.

Rio Blanco Herald Times editor Niki Turner and Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene collaborated on an investigative journalism article called "Through the Cracks: A Sick Stranger, A Police Shooting, and a Town's Silence." A man with paranoid schizophrenia named Daniel Pierce was killed by law enforcement last year and the town of Rangely attemped to keep the story out of the public eye. Niki and Susan talk about what they learned while reporting the story, about rural access to mental health care, insufficient police training, government transparency, and how important the truth is to a community.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

Pitkin County Public Health Director Karen Koenemann joins Jill Rubin on Let's Talk to answer questions about mental health and local resources.

Colorado Crisis Services: 1 844 493 8255

Glenwood Springs High School Counselor Cindy Pittenger spoke with Jenell Hilderbrand on September 15 about September as suicide prevention month. The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue will screen "The Ripple Effect" on October 10 at 6pm.

Frank King

 

Comedian Frank King presents at Glenwood Springs Branch Library on September 17th for the Post Independent’s annual Longevity Project. The event includes appetizers and drinks at 5pm with a panel discussion at 6pm and Frank King at 7pm. The theme for this year’s Longevity Project is “Striking a Conversation: Mental Health for All Ages.”

Airman 1st Class Devin N. Boyer

Colorado Health Institute released a study detailing barriers to mental health care for veterans in Colorado, the report points to "stigma" as the primary reason why many colorado veterans do not seek mental health resources. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Karam Ahmad, Policy Analyst at Colorado Health Institute and lead author of the report to learn more about this issue.

Lucas Turner

Andrew Romanoff, democratic candidate for US Senate in 2020, joined a group of citizens wednesday evening at Bonfire Coffee to talk policy priorities and politics. Primary topics included climate change, gun reform, and mental health. KDNK's Lucas Turner joined the crowd to learn more about this candidate.

Helping Men Seek and Get Mental Health Care

May 22, 2019
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Mental health for men is the focus of this year's Let's Talk Colorado Campaign. It's a coalition of more than 20 health organizations with this year's emphasis on the unique challenges men face with mental health. Mark Duggan takes a closer look.

Through a Roaring Fork School District Capstone Project, Basalt High School senior Julius Vasquez organized free counseling for students and staff once a month. Here Vasquez talks about the project with community expert Craig Farnum.   

Weed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it's starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are some serious health risks associated with frequent use. One of the more troubling ones is the risk of having a psychotic episode.

Public libraries are a place to find answers—maybe for a research question or a book recommendation. But they’re increasingly places where people seek help locating social services, benefits and housing. And to better meet those needs, libraries across the country are adding social workers to their payroll. As of October, that includes the Pikes Peak Library District.

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