Most gun deaths in America are perpetrated by men, reflecting a general lack of knowledge in effectively managing negative emotions.
Killer of Warren Barnes, Grand Junction’s “reading man,” sentenced to life in prison
The killer said he chose Warren Barnes because he didn’t think anyone would notice a homeless person’s disappearance
Zornio: Seeking mental health treatment is a strength, not a weakness
Our brains need regular care and exercise just like any other part of our body. Therapy is an important part of good mental health.
Carman: Denver’s next mayor must be committed to solving the homelessness problem
The city’s new mayor will need to find a way to mobilize the community with discipline and compassion, rather than looking away
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Opinion: Mental health can be a powerful concern in Colorado’s mountains
When we think of sustainability, we rarely consider sustaining the lives of humans who are at risk of death by suicide. Suicide is more than an issue of mental health, open dialogue, and community involvement. It is an issue of our environment. The mountain West has earned the morbid nickname of “the suicide belt” because […]