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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Finding Joy Through Difficult Times

It has been over a year since our whole world turned upside down due to COVID-19. For some, it meant spending more time with loved ones and adapting to unanticipated changes like working from home. For others, it may have brought more difficult circumstances, like losing a loved one or furloughs and job loss. Now, […]

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Mom Burnout is Real: Here’s How to Take Care of Your Mental Health and Your New Baby

It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on parents. Between navigating working from home, taking on the role of homeschool teachers, and keeping up with regular chores and responsibilities, more and more parents are feeling stressed out. But there’s one group that’s been hit particularly hard in the past year and that’s […]

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