Mind Springs Pitkin County Read about the teamwork between Pitkin County law enforcement and the Pitkin Area Co-Responder Teams, a collaborative community program between law enforcement and mental health professionals, including Mind Springs Health. The co-responder team jointly responds to calls where substance abuse and/or mental health challenges may exist or other at-risk issues. …Details
John Sheehan joins the board as one of two additional members appointed to the now seven-member Mesa County Board of Public Health. Mesa County announced the appointments at their July 24 meeting. According to the announcement, the Board of Health’s responsibilities include assuring appropriate policy for Mesa County Public Health, hiring and supervising the Mesa…Details
Summer is officially in full swing! The warmer and longer days lend themselves to experiencing more activities and time with one another. For youth specifically, summer serves as a time of transition, allowing them to step out of their usual routines and try new things. Although most families look forward to the long days and…Details
Imagine a jigsaw puzzle is placed in front of you. The various pieces are scattered in different directions, waiting to be put together. You are assigned to put the pieces together, but the final picture doesn’t even exist. Our mental health is comprised of many pieces, and the final picture is completely unique for each…Details
“Encouraging someone to be entirely themselves is the loudest way to love them.” – Kalen Dion June is Pride Month. At its foundation, Pride Month is commemorative as a month of recognition for the LBGTQ+ community. It is about inclusion and treating all people with respect and dignity. LGBTQ+ people face higher risks of mental…Details
The Bacon family has deep roots in western Colorado. Their history of philanthropy over three generations is a story of impactful and generous giving- widely known by community members as a family whose reputation precedes itself. The Bacon family’s history of personal loss and struggle, however, is a story probably less familiar to many. Nevertheless,…Details
Hope changes lives. Hope is much more than mere wishful thinking—it is the foundation of moving forward, a reminder of your own resiliency and the ability to keep putting one foot in front of the other. For Dawn, hope became her entire world. Dawn started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana when she was 12 years…Details
It can be concluded that without darkness, there is no true appreciation for the light. This past weekend, Daylight Savings Time occurred. This meant an extra hour of sleep. But it also meant the beginning of shorter days, where darkness appears earlier in the evening. For many, it’s the official physical sign that the seasons…Details
It’s okay to have mixed emotions, swinging from frustrated to hopeful is normal. Mind Springs Health’s clinical operations manager, Jackie Skramstad, reflects on the past year in a recent Aspen Times article. Click here to read.
The pandemic’s impact on young children and teens has been significant in many of the areas served by Mind Springs Health. A recent article by Jakob Rodgers and Debbie Kelley in the Denver and Colorado Springs Gazettes discusses the mental wellness of Colorado’s young generation. Click here to read the entire article.