Posted inCrime and Courts

Judge says alleged Planned Parenthood clinic shooter can be forcibly medicated

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A mentally ill man charged with killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in 2015 because it offered abortion services can be forcibly medicated to try to make him competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. The prosecution of Robert Dear, 64, has stalled because […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, Culture, Equity, Health, News

The construction industry has a high suicide rate. Experts gathered in Denver to find a solution.

Nicholas Williams began to panic when his construction equipment malfunctioned.  He was 65 feet off the ground, and less than two months into the new job, when he became stuck in a lift basket.  When another lift basket rose up to rescue him, Williams had no choice but to jump into the other functioning piece […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interview: After decades, Stephen Trimble came to grips with a personal, but universal story

Stephen Trimble has published 25 award-winning books as writer, editor, and photographer during 45 years of paying attention to the landscapes and peoples of the Desert West. He’s received The Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Colorado College. In 2019, he was […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Denver doctor helped patients with severe anorexia obtain aid-in-dying medication, spurring national ethics debate

A Denver eating disorder doctor who has helped patients with anorexia nervosa obtain aid-in-dying medication is jolting the psychiatric community and sparking an emotional, national debate about the ethics of prescribing lethal drugs for people with mental illnesses. Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani, an internal medicine doctor who specializes in eating disorders, published a paper in which […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Rep. Amabile: Colorado’s failure to address severe mental illness is a human disaster

It’s time for our state to make a bold, robust investment to provide treatment to Coloradans with severe mental illness. In doing so, we can solve some of our state’s biggest and most complex problems. We have a mental health crisis in our state. It is complicated and has developed insidiously over the decades. Chronic, […]