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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Coronavirus Update from Jefferson Center

To our valued clients– With the transition to “Safer at Home” in the upcoming weeks, Jefferson Center will be moving our staff and clients back to our offices in a gradual and thoughtful manner. Ensuring the safety of everyone who comes through our doors and aligning with local public health ordinances will be guiding our […]

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How to Handle Travel Stress

Whether you’re traveling near or far, by plane or car, when embarking on a trip we usually have hopes of getting to our travel destination on time and without any issues. However, the reality is usually very different. Traveling can be really stressful, which is why we’ve pulled together our go-to travel tips to help […]

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6 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos as we Approach the New Year

Shifting the focus to ourselves during this time of year can help build inner strength when things externally feel out of your control. Here are a few tips on how to focus on your self-care as we approach the New Year. Set realistic expectations: Many times, we have an unrealistic idea of what the holiday […]

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