7 Ways to Be a Mental Health Ally

On average, 1 in 5 American adults will experience a mental illness each year, but with global events like the pandemic, these numbers are sure to increase. In the past, some people might have believed that mental health was only a concern for those with mental illnesses, but the reality is that everyone will face […]

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Depression Can Affect Anyone: Here’s How to Help

We all experience sadness or disappointment from time to time, but depression is more than just feeling “blue.” With depression, everyday activities like work, school, and socializing can become more challenging and it can even make people lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Seeking help for depression or approaching a loved one about changes […]

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7 Simple Steps to Help with Anxiety

Have you ever felt your heartbeat racing after a dangerous or scary encounter? Maybe you’ve noticed your chest starts to feel tight when you know you’re about to have a difficult conversation. Everyone experiences anxiety in their lives, but different factors can influence how often you feel anxious, how serious your symptoms are, and what […]

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How You Can Help Fight Stigma in Mental Health 

“Think about the last time you heard someone say, “Oh, I don’t need to talk to a therapist, I’m not crazy,” or “Are you insane? Why would you do that?” Both are examples of the stigma surrounding mental health.  Stigmas have the power to make people feel guilty about things that are out of their […]

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Are You Feeling Burned Out from Virtual Socialization?

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has forced us to change our lives in many ways, but one of the most significant alterations has been how we approach human interactions. Physical distancing mandates have required us to limit contact with one another and almost all of our socialization has moved to a virtual landscape.  For […]

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5 Ways Essential Workers Can Manage Trauma and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In most crisis situations, the first people on site are professionals who have been trained to respond calmly to chaotic and unpredictable situations. Law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical workers are accustomed to handling life-threatening events, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has forced us to reconsider our definition of these first responders and essential […]

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How to Maintain a Work-Life Balance During Coronavirus

  Between socializing, parenting, running errands, and working, the coronavirus has significantly altered the way we live our lives. For many people, the public health crisis has meant a sudden shift to remote work environments as officials stress the importance of social distancing.  While there are certainly benefits to working from home, the transition can […]

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Prioritizing Mental Health During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus has changed daily life for people across our country and around the world. For many, the pandemic has taken a physical, emotional, and financial toll which can make our mental health feel like it’s being stretched. It’s entirely normal to feel increased stress and anxiety during times of uncertainty, especially as […]

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How to talk with your kids about coronavirus

By Jeffco Families Colorado As the public conversation about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) grows and significant steps are being taken to reduce the spread of the illness in our community, young children may start to worry about themselves and the people they know. As an important grown-up in a young child’s life, you can help […]

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Staying connected during difficult times–a message from our CEO

We are currently facing an unprecedented public health crisis, with the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across numerous countries and in our local communities in Colorado.   The role our mental health plays is incredibly important in times like these. Feelings of anxiety, stress, and worry about what’s to come are natural reactions to what […]

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