Posted: 01/12/2017 CS Independent: Fighting Our Own Dark Side When Carrie Fisher died last month, sci-fi fans everywhere felt like they lost a family member. While most people immediately identify Fisher as Princess Leia, she was a hero to many for her openness about her battles with mental illness.

Posted: 12/13/2016 PsychCentral: 21st Century Cures Act Becomes Law, Improves U.S. National Mental Health Efforts When President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act on December 13th, he signed into law one of the most sweeping efforts to provide additional programs and funding for health conditions and innovation in America, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease,

Posted: 12/9/2016 Understanding & Coping With the Christmas Blues The stress of the holidays triggers sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult because there’s an expectation of feeling merry and generous.

Posted: 11/22/2016 Teen Suicide Capital: El Paso County's ‘Heart-wrenching’ Problem Tops In The State The end of last school year was horrible, says 14-year-old Emma Hollis. The hurt and pain were almost too much to bear. Five students at her school, Discovery Canyon Campus, had committed suicide in the second semester.

Posted: 10/31/2016 Gazette: First High School for Teens Trying To Beat Addictions Opening In Colorado Springs A sober high school for kids recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol is on its way to opening in a few months. Saying it's a unique idea that would be new to the Pikes Peak region, Colorado Springs School District 11's board last week unanimously

Posted: 10/24/2016 Newsweek: Teen Suicide Is Contagious, and the Problem May Be Worse Than We Thought Students in El Paso County are facing a very high suicide rate. Because they are facing this teen suicide cluster, many schools in the Colorado Springs area now have presentations about spotting the danger signs for suicide and encouraging students in nee

Posted: 10/18/2016 You Are Invited: Health Home Open House, Nov. 8 Join us as we celebrate our new physical healthcare partnership with Value Care Health Clinic at our Moreno location, Nov. 8.

Posted: 10/4/2016 KRDO TV: Springs Teacher Is Named 2016 Hero of Mental Health District 20 Teacher Brittni Darras has been named the 2016 Hero of Mental Health. Darras’s personal mission to stop youth suicides garnered national attention. Last school year, Darras was shocked to learn that one of her students had been missing

Posted: 10/3/2016 KOAA TV: Preventing Teen Suicide In Southern Colorado Over the past year, the issue of teen suicide has been impacting Southern Colorado with troubling numbers. Last year, in El Paso County, 45 percent of teen deaths under the age of 18 were suicides.There are nearly as many so far in 2016.

Posted: 10/3/2016 KKTV: How To Recognize Warning Signs For Teen Suicide Experts Wednesday evening shared strategies with families on how to recognize the warning sides for teen suicide. Aspen Pointe Mental Health Services said they have a goal of zero suicides in our community.