mental health

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawmakers reject Polis’ $3 million budget request, but agree to bolster threat training after STEM shooting

Polis' $3 million request to budget writers was his first policy response following a fatal attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

“It’s OK to not be OK”: How one Colorado high school saved lives with a 34-question survey

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country for both youth and adults

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

One school social worker quelled a girl’s suicidal thoughts. Colorado hopes a lot more of them can provide a lasting solution.

Lawmakers recently gave a boost to mental health funding in schools, but one notes the “long game” will require even greater commitment

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

With Denver’s vote on magic mushrooms, will Colorado anchor a psychedelic medicine revolution?

Psilocybin joins ketamine, MDMA on list of maligned substances studied for medicinal use