On Edge: With family missing in Ethiopia’s civil war, Denver woman says her “mind is the hardest place to be”
The anxieties of 2020 in the U.S. amplified in November, when Millete Birhanemaskel's family members went missing when their home region was bombed by the Ethiopian government.
What’s Working: Colorado resources for the unemployed, those in need or those who’d like to support them
After another up-and-down week for unemployment benefits as new federal relief seemed final and then not, let’s focus on what’s important: People
On Edge: Colorado’s behavioral health chief opens up about his own severe depression
Robert Werthwein says he's been struck by the number of young men who have confided in him lately that they’ve been concealing COVID-related depression for fear that colleagues, friends or relatives will judge them as weak.
What’s Working: CARES Act II inches closer as 280,000 Coloradans will lose unemployment benefits day after Christmas
What CARES Act Part II may offer to the unemployed, plus a Denver effort to help salons and barbershops, free rent and mental-health support and 75,000 job openings
Youth suicides on the Eastern Plains spark political protest, “7 is too many” social media campaign
Teens are criticizing Gov. Polis’ policies, but mental health experts say it’s too simple to blame the suicide deaths solely on the pandemic
On Edge: Heightened anxiety, depression are testing Colorado’s already-frayed safety nets
As coronavirus makes another virulent run through Colorado, a silent epidemic of mental health challenges is feeding on the anxiety and isolation of the pandemic.
On Edge: A coronavirus survivor in Denver finds her footing amid her fears
Elizabeth Torres lost her grandfather to COVID-19. Soon after his death, she began to feel that she was losing herself.
On Edge: In a rural Eastern Plains community plagued by drought, stigma won’t be easy to overcome
Week after rainless week throughout the growing season has wounded not just local farmland, but also on the emotional landscape
Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril
Families kept home by pandemic restrictions report mounting stress and deteriorating behavior in their children
Colorado agency erred in dumping a mental health program for doctors, judge rules
An administrative law ruling says DORA’s new contract is void. But the case that has riled the state’s physicians is far from over.
This election is so anxiety-inducing that Coloradans are booking therapy sessions
It turns out there’s a diagnosis: Election Stress Disorder. Therapists are urging people to book hair cuts, color or bake to get through it. And, for heaven’s sake, stay off Twitter.
Beyond Zoom: Virtual therapy’s next generation has Bluetooth pulse monitors and more
The Mental Health Center of Denver is partnering with a health tech company to prepare for the next generation of therapy, happening on smartphones
Colorado’s splintered mental health system has had tragic failures. The state is taking the first step to fix it.
A task force ordered by Gov. Jared Polis calls for creating a new Behavioral Health Administration, but the plan has no new funding
Wave of suicides in northwest Colorado part of “toxic stress” from coronavirus, experts say
Nine people have died by suicide so far this year, five in the past month in a region that has been fighting to expand mental health care and break down stigma around treatment
Coronavirus has caused significant mental health strain in Colorado — for some more than others
A new survey from the Colorado Health Foundation shows sharp divisions based on race, income and political affiliation
Her book launched a literary experiment focused on “the nature of change and mental health”
With "Soft Hearted Stories," Jenny Forrester employed prose, poetry and even song into this highly introspective yet also wide-ranging nonfiction look at both herself and the world around her
Students struggle to learn in the face of trauma. Colorado school districts’ first lesson for them this fall: how to cope.
Recognizing how much kids’ lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19, school leaders are prioritizing their social-emotional wellbeing.
Colorado, like other states, trims health programs amid health crisis
Between the challenges of the pandemic, the social unrest and the economic crisis, mental health providers are warning that the need for behavioral health services is growing. Yet faced with budgetary shortfalls, Colorado is cutting spending.
Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70 million in federal coronavirus aid, including small business loans and renter help
Republicans say they were not consulted on the state’s CARES Act spending once again.