Why Practicing Gratitude Is Important And The Best Ways To Do It

Throughout our lives we are told to be thankful and show gratitude, and to appreciate what we have and those around us. While we know it’s important to be grateful, sometimes it’s hard to be, especially during difficult times. Actively practicing gratitude can feel like a strange concept, especially when you’re feeling down.  However, practicing […]

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How To Handle Conflict When Tensions Are High About COVID-19

Issues surrounding COVID-19, like mask requirements and vaccinations have led to a rise in confrontations, from front line workers with customers, to arguments with friends, family and neighbors.   A conflict is a disagreement or argument, commonly assumed to be something that needs resolving, but this is not always the case. Conflicts are not always negative, they can lead to moments of understanding and […]

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. This month is a great time to share resources and tools so that you can offer support to those in crisis, change the conversation from suicide to suicide prevention, and […]

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Racial Trauma and its Effects on Mental Health

Trauma can be the result of any number of incidents that cause physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual harm. Whether a person has been in a car wreck, experienced war, or been a victim of abuse, oftentimes they will need adequate support systems as well as the time and space away from the event to process […]

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A Statement on BIPOC Mental Health Month from Jefferson Center CEO, Kiara Kuenzler

At Jefferson Center, we are always working to connect more closely with our communities and make access to mental health resources a reality for everyone, by addressing the unique barriers and needs of the diverse communities we serve. This July, we’re continuing to work toward health equity by celebrating Black, Indigenous & People of Color […]

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5 Hikes for Mindfulness This Summer

“Hiking in nature provides an opportunity to tune in — both to our own experience and to the world around us. While it can be easy to get lost in thought or daydreams while hiking, the simple practices of mindfulness can draw us more closely into our experience of the natural world.” — Khalila Archer, […]

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Emerging from the Pandemic: How to Take Care of Your Mental Health

It’s safe to say that the past year has been challenging in many ways. From changing our lifestyles and adapting to new ways of socializing to losing loved ones and dealing with constant uncertainty, there’s a lot of processing that many of us are still moving through.   While it’s great news that so many people […]

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Grieving After a Community Tragedy

Dear friends and community partners, We are truly saddened by the tragic events that took place on Monday afternoon in Olde Town Arvada. While we have grieved the tragedies that have occurred nearby over the past few months, this one hits especially close to home. Arvada is where we live. Where we work. Where we […]

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Resources for Dealing with Depression

Everyone deals with low points in life, but when the low feelings stick around, it might be time to look for resources to help you deal with depression. As one of the most common mental health disorders experienced by all ages of people, depression can be tough to tackle. However, there are ample tools, tips, […]

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Resources for Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal and healthy response to moments of high stress or fear. However, sometimes anxiety can start to take over our lives and appear as part of everyday situations where the response outweighs the situation.  Luckily, anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems people face every year, meaning there are […]

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