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TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

June 10, 2018 High profile deaths have led to some very candid conversations about mental health lately. Mental Health Colorado President and CEO Andrew Romanoff joins us for a conversation on the topic. Originally appeared on 9News.

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CELEBRITY DEATHS CALL FOR HONEST, OPEN CONVERSATION ABOUT SUICIDE

By: Jennifer Kovaleski June 8, 2018 DENVER -- Most news organizations have an unwritten policy not to cover suicides. It's not because journalists don’t care, we don't want to glamorize or encourage it. However, the sudden deaths of Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain—two celebrities who seemingly had it all and died by suicide—is igniting a flashpoint around a difficult topic. "I'm glad we're talking about it; I'm sorry for the reason," said Andrew Romanoff, president & CEO of Mental Health Colorado. Denver7 sat down with Romanoff to ...

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NAMI LOOKS “BELOW THE SURFACE” TO COMBAT TEEN SUICIDE

By: Faith Miller June 6, 2017 When five teenagers at his high school took their own lives in a single semester, Chad Hawthorne knew he had to do something. Two years ago, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado Springs(NAMI) offered him — and a handful of other El Paso County students who’d been affected by tragedy — a way to help. The outcome of their efforts is the Below the Surface campaign. Below the Surface seeks to raise teens’ awareness of Colorado’s crisis text line, a free, 24/7 service for people feeling depressed, anxious or ...

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THE MENTAL HEALTH BATTLE: HELP AND SUPPORT

June 7, 2018 Mental health is not an easy topic, but it's one that needs to be in the spotlight. Sarah Davidon from Mental Health Colorado. Originally appeared on 9NEWS.

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AROUND TOWN: NAMI IS ‘STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT’ OF MENTAL ILLNESS

By: Linda Navarro May 30, 2018   For several years, those attending the National Alliance on Mental Illness fundraising breakfasts spoke about "Embracing the Light." The light of understanding and becoming more open became even brighter on May 3 at The Broadmoor as 650 people moved forward, "Stepping into the Light" of mental illness on the 35th anniversary of NAMI Colorado Springs. The $180,000 goal for that morning was eclipsed when the total raised was announced: $205,000. "This is fully one-third of NAMI's annual operating budget," said ...

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EXPERT: SCHOOL STAFFERS NEED TRAINING TO HELP STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ISSUES

By: Peter Roper May 30, 2018 Nikolas Cruz, the brooding young man facing trial in the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school in February, was no stranger to local police, school counselors and even the FBI. Cruz's history of belligerent acts and threatening behavior had marked him to adults who encountered him. Even so, the 19-year-old apparently was able to arm himself with a semi-automatic rifle and attack his school on Feb. 14 For Andrew Romanoff, executive director of Mental Health Colorado, the incidents of school attacks ...

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EXPERTS SHARE RESOURCES FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

May 30, 2018 The groups Mental Health Colorado and Advocates for Recovery join 9NEWS to talk about addiction and recovery. Originally appeared on 9NEWS.

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PUEBLO GROUP HOSTING DISCUSSION ON GUN VIOLENCE

By: Peter Roper May 26, 2018 Pueblo Indivisible wants to start a community discussion about gun violence and what steps could be taken to lower the danger of such a shooting happening here. The group is hosting a forum on May 31 at the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. The 6:30 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, the current chief of Mental Health Colorado. His own family has been touched by suicide. State Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. Her college-age son was shot to ...

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HEALTH AND BUSINESS LEADERS HOLD SYMPOSIUM OVER OPIOID ABUSE

By: Andy Koen May 24, 2018 A coalition to confront opioid addiction in the Pikes Peak region is growing. Health professionals met with business leaders Thursday talk about the addiction crisis and how they can join the fight. The Opioid Crisis Symposium held at the Pinery at the Hill was put together by the Community Health Partnership, Pyxant Labs and the Colorado Springs Business Journal. The conversation covered everything from issues related to identifying and helping employees who might be struggling with substance abuse to training staff to give ...

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