Mental Health

Colorado Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Resources

COLORADO CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO DEMENTIA RESOURCES

by Peter Solveson & Noelle Videon

Denver fosters a large community of people with personal ties to memory loss, who have dedicated their life’s work to this cause. Whether you are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, are a caregiver, or love someone living with one or the other, we hope this guide can serve as a bridge from you...

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Highlands Behavioral Health System, Littleton, Experiential Therapy Program

Patients Benefit From Recreational Therapy Provided By Highlands Behavioral Health System

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

There is a lot of evidence of the therapeutic effect of play, and that is especially true for people with behavioral and mental health concerns.  Highlands Behavior Health System (HBHS) has established an Experiential Therapy Department that uses play in all forms as a creative, evidence-based...

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Denver Springs Help for Heroes Colorado

Denver Springs Behavioral Health Center Offers Help for Heroes

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

Members of the military, healthcare professionals and first responders, including police officers, firefighters, rescue teams, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, face risky, traumatic situations on a regular basis. As a result, up to 30 percent of them develop post-traumatic stress...

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Denver, Colorado, Cancer Support Groups, Emotional support for cancer diagnosis

EMOTIONAL AND GROUP SUPPORT

by Kris Scott | Research by Hannah Metzger

The Denver metro area is full of places and people that bring comfort, compassion and encouragement to someone whose life has been touched by cancer — whether patient, survivor or caregiver. The following is a solid but incomplete list of south metro Denver resources for those affected by cancer....

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Courtney Dauwalter, Golden, Colorado

Courtney Dauwalter | Mental Fortitude Goes Far

by Morgan Tilton | photos by Farrah Jobling

Ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter sets course records at the world’s most competitive races. Beyond physical fitness, a positive mindset fuels her in the long run.

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Women’s Bean Project, Tamra Ryan CEO

How to Achieve Success After Failure

by Joelle Klein, photos by Emily Teater

Women’s Bean Project CEO offers advice to help overcome barriers.

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The Underlying Issue of Gray Area Drinking

by Jennifer Starbuck

Nearly five years ago, Jolene Park of Centennial woke up to her usual low-grade hangover, undetectable to most but debilitating to her. The headache, nausea and overwhelming regret from drinking too much the night before had become her regular Sunday-morning routine.

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Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community, By Hannah Metzger

The Price of Prima Ballerinas: Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community

by Hannah Metzger

J walked onto the stage with her arms tightly gripped around her waist, covering her stomach. In her low-rise leggings and black-studded bra, it was difficult to hide anything. She was 13 years old, preparing to rehearse for her tap dancing showcase. Her dark eyes fixated on the tight bellies and...

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Betsy Abrams, Littleton, Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa, spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis

FIVE WELLBEING SPA ENGAGES THE SENSES FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

by Jeannette Moninger

When Betsy Abrams opened Littleton’s Five Wellbeing Studio and Spa in 2017, she wanted to create a space where the community could improve their well-being. “My goal was to make the spa experience unique, approachable and affordable so that you can take care of yourself on an ongoing basis,”...

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Quinn Brett, Estes Park

Quinn Brett | Bound in Motion

by Morgan Tilton

Quinn Brett, an advocate for public lands and differently-abled access, is assisted by a wheelchair after a life-altering climbing accident. Here’s how the athlete maintains wellness, adventures, and strives to help others.

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