Conversation with Mental Health Colorado
Conversation Topics: Mental wellness during COVID. Details about the upcoming legislative session and how YOUR voice can help shape public policy and lasting change. Date: Friday, December 4, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Amber Chisholm: A Veteran’s Story
Solitary confinement comparable to distress of physical torture (studies)
The following studies have shown that the psychological stress created from solitary is comparable to distress of physical torture: The Torture of Solitary Torture vs Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment The worst scars are in the mind: psychological torture
As coronavirus cases continue to surge, don’t forget to prioritize your mental health
The colder months are here, driving many of us indoors. The stress of one of the most contentious elections in our nation’s history has left us feeling divided and frustrated. And coronavirus numbers are surging, affecting everyone’s mental health. According to a recent report from Mental Health America, our mental health needs are growing and our harmful substance use is on the rise. As the days get darker, many of us experience seasonal depression, even in the best of times. This year, it goes beyond seasonal depression. Watch out ...
About Patrick J. Kennedy
Providing our communities with adequate mental health services is essential to the work I have done as a prosecutor to keep our community safe. Behavioral health is not just a social justice issue, it is a criminal justice issue too and it is about time the law enforcement community participates in solutions. Far too often we see folks entering the criminal justice system due to mental health struggles. Many times, involvement with the courts becomes cyclical because we do not provide access to appropriate resources that address the root causes of their actions. Here, in ...
Colorado is 27th in the nation for Mental Health Funding, 7th in the nation for suicide and currently number 1 for teen suicide. This is unacceptable! This is my highest priority when elected: to increase access to mental health funding, to help nonprofits that provide help to at-risk teens, to ensure we have a comprehensive mental health system in place so people are receiving care that will result in long term mental health success vice short term quick fixes that don't address underlying mental health issues. We need to set attainable goals for Colorado starting with ...
Mental Health Colorado Statement: Jacob Blake
Mental Health Colorado issued the following statement on August 24, 2020: This morning most of us woke to news of unrest that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin after police shot Jacob Blake, who was unarmed, seven times in the back at point blank range in front of his three sons, aged 3, 5, and 8. After witnessing this execution by the police, Jacob’s children went to sleep last night not knowing if their father would survive. While we are still waiting for further details about how this unfolded, we are all stunned by the event, only the latest in hundreds of ...
Hosting a Facebook Fundraiser for Mental Health Colorado
Thank you for signing up to do a Facebook fundraiser for Mental Health Colorado. This page includes all of the information you will need to launch a successful fundraising campaign, including: Language you can use for creating your fundraiser and promoting on social media Graphics you can use on social media Step-by-step instructions for starting a campaign on Facebook Language you can use for fundraising: Mental health is more important than ever. That's why I'm asking you to donate to my fundraising campaign for Mental Health Colorado, the state’s ...
How to Invite Friends to Follow Mental Health Colorado
When you are logged into Facebook, go to Mental Health Colorado's Facebook page. From there, click the three dots on the right side of the page. Then you will be given the option to "Invite Friends." From there, you can select as many friends as you'd like to invite to follow Mental Health Colorado.