Mental Health

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    What has COVID done to our nervous systems? And what can we do to reset?

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    Zoom Conversation for Educators, Parents, and Community Partners hosted by FocusedKids with Guest Speaker Dr. Christine Runyan

    The light at the end of the COVID tunnel is tenuously appearing — yet many of us feel as exhausted as at any time in the past year. Memory problems; short fuses; fractured…

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    CMC adds a Human Services bachelor’s degree

    On Jan. 25, the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved CMC’s seventh bachelor’s degree program, Human Services, along with a $5 dollar per credit hour increase in all Colorado resident tuition rates for the upcoming academic year.

    CMC worked with over 70 agencies to gain an understanding… read more →

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    Addressing Colorado's last-place mental health finish

    On March 2, the Colorado Legislature introduced House Bill 22-1278 (HB 1278) to create the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). This cabinet-level state agency would take on issues at the center of Colorado’s torn and tattered mental health care system.

    The bill outlines the duties and responsibilitiesread more →

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    Evaluations for ‘kids in crisis’ increased in 2021

    With the rollback of the emergency declaration prompted by the Omicron variant outbreak, the seven-member Basalt Town Council met in person for the first time this year at its regular meeting. The public broadcast of the meeting, which was covered remotely by The Sopris Sun, was delayed andread more →

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    Death Cafe with Amy Moran and Akaljeet

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    Death Cafe is a safe and relaxed space to gather with community members to discuss topics related to death and dying. The idea is to engage in interesting and thought provoking conversation.

    Please note…Death Cafes are not bereavement or counseling sessions, rather an opportunity to increase awareness and bring comfort…

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    Aspen Strong offers much-needed ‘Time to Talk’

    Aspen Strong’s mental health peer support group, “Time to Talk,” began in December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by “providing people with a space to come, connect and talk about whatever they’re going through. To find a space where they could share their stories openly and find… read more →

  • Exploring End of Life Possibilities

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    Join us for a screening of the documentary, Griefwalker, the 2008 documentary about Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Indicting the practice of palliative care itself, Stephen made it his life’s mission to change the way we die – to…

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    It's not just you — the holidays impact mental wellness

    By Josie Sanchez

    Mount Sopris glows with the softness of snow. The town is enveloped in whiteness, and iridescent lights illuminate Main Street at night. Laughter erupts as loved ones come together in celebration. Homes are adorned with Christmas trees, wreaths and green and red decor. There is… read more →

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    Exploring End of Life Possibilities

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    Join us for a screening of the documentary, Griefwalker, the 2008 documentary about Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
    Through his daytime job, Stephen served at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he saw over and over,…

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    Addressing the "line in the sand"

    Michelle Muething, executive director of the Aspen Hope Center, referred to the current mental health challenges for many living in the Roaring Fork Valley as, “everyone’s line in the sand has decreased, and is very, very close to where they step every day on a regular basis” because of… read more →