Shannon Gwash

About Shannon Gwash

Shannon Gwash is the Director of Wellness Services for Jefferson Center for Mental Health and is also a Certified Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach. She earned her MS from the University of Denver in Strategic Health Communications/Behavior Change. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the communication world and nearly three in parenting … which clearly makes her an expert there. To stay sane, she runs around Sloan’s Lake, hikes with her daughter, enjoys outdoor concerts and reads nerdy books.
22 Jul, 2016

Double Duty: 25 Tips for Caring for Both Mental and Physical health

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“Without mental health, there can be no true physical health.”– Dr. Brock Chisholm, the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) It’s becoming increasingly more common to talk about mental health and physical health [...]

23 May, 2016

Why mental health matters on the job

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If you’ve been following our blog or newsletters, you know we’ve been talking a lot about how mental health affects all other aspects of life: physical health, sleep, relationships with family and friends, nutrition and [...]

6 May, 2016

Parenting an Anxious Child

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about parenting with anxiety. As Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day was recognized on May 5, I wanted to look at parenting an anxious child. My daughter is still [...]

12 Apr, 2016

When Spring doesn’t bring sunshine: supporting a loved one with depression or anxiety

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Spring has (sort of) sprung here in Colorado. And although Spring is typically associated with flowers, butterflies and bunnies, many don’t realize that it is actually a time when depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are [...]