Capitol Coverage: Mental Illness

According to a new state study, Colorado has a significant shortage of hospital beds for people suffering from mental illness and has increased needs for people behind bars. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol. She spoke with Dr. […]

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Suicide Prevention Strategies in Colorado

Last year 1,058 Coloradans died of suicide – the highest number ever. With a rate of 19.4 deaths per 100,000 residents, we ranked 7th in the nation in 2013. In 2013 there were 57 suicide in Boulder County. 42% of […]

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A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s

“I feel sometimes the fear of Alzheimer’s is so huge that people don’t recognize that there are actually moments that are gems.” Megan Carnarius has a long background as a carer. When she was a child, she and her family […]

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Governor Responds to Human Services Criticisms

Governor John Hickenlooper joined the head of the Department of Human Services in their first public appearance together since lawmakers called for Hickenlooper to overhaul the department, and possibly fire the executive director. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol. […]

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Humankind: The Resiliency of Nurses

With six nurses for every physician, nursing is the heart of American health care. Nurses spend the most time with patients and are typically very dedicated. They entered their profession primarily to care for people. But nurses face significant change […]

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DotOrg: Our Center Longmont

Our Center helps people move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources. Executive Director Edwina Salazar talks with host Steve Miller about the Center and some upcoming events.       click here   click here

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Resilience Training for First Responders

First responders are on the front lines of protecting our community, but there is not that much attention paid to looking after those who look after us.  Studies have shown that suicide rates, divorce rates and alcoholism rates are much […]

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