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On Edge: After wanting to die, an Aurora teen is now learning to live

Navee Essien is speaking out – with support from her mother and therapist – partly because she grew up fighting for the mentally ill, and partly because she thinks her story might help.

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On Edge: For Tylan Jones, anxiety is also a battle between optimism and pessimism

A battle wages within him. The idealist fighting disillusionment, the optimist going toe-to-toe with the pessimist. But that flame of hope inside him hasn’t been easy to keep burning in the last year.

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On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance

You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.

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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.

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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.

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On Edge: First, COVID took this Colorado man’s friends, then it took his health

A backyard pool table provided a beachhead of normalcy, until 81-year-old Eddie Kemm came down with coronavirus

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