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Young Jamin Wright could make anything from wood. It was harps that hit just the right note.

GRAND JUNCTION — Harps have a reputation that has a whole lot to do with chubby cupids and highbrow-hotel lobbies. Harp music is the Pearly Gates’ soundtrack. But inside a metal building tucked between a supply business and a laboratory in an industrial section of Grand Junction, it is quickly obvious that harps are also […]

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Colorado mental health providers say they were “blindsided” again by Medicaid policies

Colorado mental health counselors in private practice say they’ve been surprised once again with new rules that will make it harder to treat the state’s most vulnerable patients: those with Medicaid insurance.  The latest friction between behavioral health professionals and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing centers on the supervision of post-graduate […]

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On Edge: Colorado’s behavioral health chief opens up about his own severe depression

Some words fail us, and for Robert Werthwein, “depression” is one of them. The 41-year-old director of Colorado’s Behavioral Health Office prefers to say “everything turned to complete shit” when his identical twin, Ryan, died of a brain tumor a week before their 15th birthdays, and that his life pretty much sucked for the decade […]

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This election is so anxiety-inducing that Coloradans are booking therapy sessions

Nia Wassink doesn’t know what Wednesday will hold for the nation after a presidential election that people have awaited with equal parts anticipation and dread. But the nonprofit consultant knows what Wednesday will hold for her: A trip to the therapist’s office.  Wassink, who lives in Longmont, is one of many Coloradans with a self-care […]