Research shows long-term exposure to even low levels of fine particulate matter, NOx chemicals increases occurrence of depression, anxiety. Ozone is a factor in neurodegeneration and memory loss.
Local public health officials say they can get a better idea of what’s going on with youth using the Healthy Kids Colorado survey, which reaches about 100,000 teens compared with 80,000 nationwide in the CDC’s survey of Youth Risk Behavior.
Despite poor ballot language for Colorado’s Prop. 122, science and historical context provide enough evidence to pursue therapeutic psilocybin
After limited progress with prescriptions and talk therapy, psilocybin dramatically sped up the healing decades after a sibling’s suicide.
At the beginning of this pandemic, everywhere I looked there was something to bring me down. These were bleak times. No toilet paper. Each news story scarier than the last. Everyone stuck in the same place day after day. People judging one another’s decisions, when everyone was just trying to make it to the next […]
Some words fail us, and for Robert Werthwein, “depression” is one of them. The 41-year-old director of Colorado’s Behavioral Health Office prefers to say “everything turned to complete shit” when his identical twin, Ryan, died of a brain tumor a week before their 15th birthdays, and that his life pretty much sucked for the decade […]
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next > More cartoons from The Colorado Sun
Jennifer Wortman is the author of the story collection, “This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love.” and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Her work appears in TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, Copper Nickel and elsewhere. She serves as associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. An Ohio native, she […]
As I write this, I’m recovering from a case of what my doctor presumes was COVID-19, although I have tested negative for now. I spent weeks in bed, struck down by a virus while millions of people around the globe have taken unprecedented steps to protect our physical health. As we work diligently to ensure […]
As the reality of life with the COVID-19 pandemic begins to set in, we are confronted with a mounting number of questions and a frustrating scarcity of answers. These questions go far beyond the effects on physical health from the virus itself. How can we make ends meet if we can’t go to work? What […]