Mental Health

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    Exploring End of Life Possibilities


    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 →

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    Integral Health – a guide to health and flourishing


    Introduction to and application of the Integral Health model as a map to whole health and flourishing presented by Rita Marsh, BSN, rtd FNP, RN.
    Participants will be guided to identify three key areas of challenge in any of the following categories of health – biological, psychospiritual, interpersonal and…

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    CO mental health bills increase support

    Several bills focusing on the mental wellness of Coloradans, many of which garnered bipartisan support, were passed by lawmakers in the 2021 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Jared Polis.

    The Behavioral Health Recovery Act (SB21-1371) is a $114 million omnibus bill, with $100read more →

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    Recognizing that mental health is health

    In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, The Sopris Sun has run a series of columns by regular contributors. To conclude the month, we are honored to share a column written by Aspen Strong Executive Director Angilina Taylor.

    I grew up… read more →

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    Reducing harm with compassionate care

    How many of us have lost a loved one to addiction? The prevalence of drug overdoses, almost always unintentional, is a continuing tragedy in the Roaring Fork Valley. According to recent data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020 saw a 42.4% increase in drug-related overdose deaths… read more →

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    Why am I cracking up now?

    By Paula Mayer.

    We have all seen the news and read the papers: interpersonal violence and mass shootings over the last few months are escalating. At the same time, Garfield County Overall Covid-19 Score is green and 45% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated ( On May

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    Medicine for my mind

    In honor of May as Mental Health Month, The Sopris Sun is running a series of personal columns by regular contributors.

    Mental health is an inextricable part of the human experience. If one’s psychological well-being goes unchecked, it can lead to depression and conflict –read more →

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    Online Mindfulness in Recovery® Online Course with John Bruna


    This brand new course is the first course designed by co-founder and author John Bruna to bring Mindfulness in Recovery® to anyone in recovery. While Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) is the first fully-integrated mindfulness program specifically designed for addiction treatment and recovery, this course is the first opportunity to learn…

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    High Risk at High Altitude sheds light on mental wellness

    In a valley prone to mental health crisis and high suicide rates, newly appointed Aspen Public Radio (APR) news director Ariel Van Cleave has arrived with a fresh take on mental health support.

    Growing up in rural Illinois, Van Cleave was aware of the increased risks… read more →