How to Cope When Your Child’s First Day of Kindergarten is in Your Living Room

For millions of children, the end of summer means the beginning of their first year in school. Due to the pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding schools reopening, many children will be attending their first day of school virtually from home and some parents might be wondering what this will look like.  Kindergarten is an exciting […]

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5 Best Places to Get Your Body Moving in Denver

Exercise and time spent outdoors are crucial to building up your mental and physical health. Did you know that doing 30 minutes of exercise a day may significantly improve symptoms of depression and anxiety? And research has also shown that smaller amounts of activity, such as 10 to 15 minutes at a time, can also […]

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How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Suicide and What You Can Do to Help

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month but you can learn to recognize the signs and risk factors of suicide, spread awareness in your community, and know how to respond to someone in crisis all year long.  Suicide is preventable and help is always available. According to surveys conducted by the National Action Alliance for Suicide […]

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How to Know When Your Child is Depressed and What You Can Do to Help

If you’ve noticed that your child or teenager seems to be angry more often or has developed a negative attitude recently, you might be wondering if they’re just going through normal growing pains. While some mood swings are normal as kids develop, childhood and adolescent depression are often left overlooked and untreated because it’s mistaken […]

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Your Guide to Colorado Housing and Unemployment Benefits

Navigating how to apply for benefits and figuring out which benefits you need can be a tricky process, especially if you’ve just lost a job, home, or health insurance coverage. However, with the right information and a little direction, you can get the help you need to support your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.  Here’s […]

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do BIPOC Communities Have Difficulty Accessing Care?

During challenging times, the topic of mental health and wellness moves to the forefront of many people’s minds. However, this does not always mean that people who need mental health care will have access to it. In fact, some of the communities who are currently being hit hardest by events like the pandemic and the […]

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Self-Care: It’s Not Always Bubble Baths (But It Can Be!)

Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword recently with big movements in health and wellness taking over social media. Posts are often associated with skincare routines, face masks, and fresh manicures. While taking care of yourself is always a great idea, it doesn’t have to be an expensive process centered around buying beauty products […]

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Getting Out of a Funk: How to Help Yourself Through Depression

Everyone has off days where they feel tired, irritable, and sad. It’s normal to feel sadness as a response to challenging life events, loss, or changes, but sometimes these feelings can stick around for a while if left unaddressed and make it difficult for you to get through each day.  Here’s how you can tell […]

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“I’m Fine”: How to Talk to the Men in Your Life About Their Mental Health

How many times have you heard the words ‘I’m fine’ when you asked your husband/boyfriend/father/son/friend about their mental health? The truth is that it can be tricky to start a dialogue with men about the emotional and mental challenges they might be facing because they’ve been taught to “man up” or “get over it.” While […]

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How Adult Allies Can Support LGBTQ+ Youth

Between hormones, insecurities, and social pressures, growing up can be an awkward and challenging process. However, for LGBTQ youth, whose main concerns are their safety and the acceptance of their identity, as opposed to grades or college applications, adolescence can be considerably more difficult.  Luckily, adults can play a big role in easing this transition […]

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