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TALKING WITH MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO’S PRESIDENT ABOUT DISORDERS AND OUR YOUTH

May 10, 2018 Originally appeared on 9News.

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MENTAL HEALTH IN KIDS: GOING BEYOND DISEASE-DRIVEN APPROACHES

By: Cecilia Brown MARQUETTE — Two children are diagnosed with serious medical conditions — one child is diagnosed and has a plan for health-based school services put into place almost immediately, while it takes nearly two years for the other child to receive the health services and supports in school that they need. The two children were similar in many ways, but had one key difference — the latter child had been diagnosed with a mental illness. “A mental health issue and a physical health issue, why do they look so different when it comes to ...

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LAWMAKER PUSHES BILLS TO HELP CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS

By: Shaun Boyn, CBS4 Denver May 8, 2018 DENVER (CBS4) – The state legislature will wrap up the 2018 session Wednesday. Among the issues getting a lot of attention this year was mental illness. Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. Lawmakers introduced nearly 40 bills covering a wide range of mental health issues including substance abuse. One of the lawmakers carrying the bills understands the issue first hand. Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Democrat from Commerce City, says her son attempted suicide when he was just 9 years ...

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ONE OF TWO SUICIDE-PREVENTION BILLS MAY WIN APPROVAL

By; Mary Shinn, Durango Herald May 8, 2018 One measure to fund suicide prevention in schools failed in the Colorado Senate this week, but a similar measure could win approval before the state’s legislative session ends today. State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, backed the measures aimed at creating grant programs for schools to introduce suicide prevention programs. SB18-272 is pending in the House. McLachlan sponsored the Senate bill, along with three other lawmakers. It calls for setting aside $400,000 in grant funding for public ...

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FREUDIAN SIPS AVAILABLE AT PANGEA COFFEE ROASTERS FOR MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

April 30, 2018 Pangea Coffee Roasters created a special blend for Mental Health Month. The “Freudian Sips” blend is available throughout May in half-pound bags and fresh pour-over. All proceeds will benefit Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. “We know mental health is a big topic right now,” said Pangea Coffee Roasters Owner Matt Kurgan. “We want to do as much as we can to give back to this important issue. Everyone is touched by mental health in some ...

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Originally appeared on 9News.

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SUPPORTERS OF NEW BILL HOPE IT WILL PREVENT SUICIDE

By: Katie Pelton, KKTV May 4, 2018 Originally appeared on KKTV.

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH: EARLY INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL

By: Kim Posey May 1, 2018 DENVER -- May is Mental Health Month, according to a declaration from the governor's office. The proclamation highlights the importance of early intervention and treatment, saying “it starts with kids.” One of the young speakers at the event was 19-year-old Jordan Yates, who is a student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She speaks openly about her battle with depression and hopes to encourage other people to get help. When Jordan was 13 years old she started noticing her symptoms. “I was really ...

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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE PROCLAIMS MAY ‘MENTAL HEALTH MONTH’ WITH A FOCUS ON KIDS

May 1, 2018 DENVER – The Governor's office Tuesday proclaimed May 2018 Mental Health Month with a focus on kids. In the West Foyer of the State Capitol building, 14-year-old Brianna Johnson helped read the proclamation, which highlights the importance of early intervention and treatment. Years ago, Johnson was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD after being repeatedly abandoned and rejected by her father. She said she tried to kill herself more than once and tried to run away three times. As a survivor who is doing much better under the care of ...

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TEENAGER SHARES STORY OF EARLY INTERVENTION ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

May 1, 2018 Colorado leaders are coming together to help Coloradans who deal with mental health issues as part of Mental Health Month. Originally appeared on CBS Denver.

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