Grounded in Gratitude

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November 15, 2021
Grounded in Gratitude

As we enter the holiday season, a variety of feelings can rise for many of us. This year, consider focusing on gratitude. This no-cost, simple practice can help build positive mental wellbeing throughout the season. Committing to a daily practice of gratitude can: Support our mental and physical wellness. People who mindfully practice and exhibit gratitude…

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Not All Wounds Are Visible: The Impact of Trauma on Motherhood

October 19, 2021
Not All Wounds Are Visible: The Impact of Trauma on Motherhood

We know that substance use disorder and mental health challenges come with their own stigma. For women living with substance use disorder, this stigma is further compounded by society’s perception of women and motherhood in general. Society often celebrates the martyrdom of motherhood, which creates tremendous pressure on women who are hurting or suffering through…

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Boost Your Emotional Wellness by Spreading Calm

September 20, 2021
Boost Your Emotional Wellness by Spreading Calm

Every time you practice calm, you add calmness to the world. – Unknown Ripples, however small, slowly move out from the source and create an impact far beyond what we can imagine. Likewise, when we bring calm to someone’s day, we not only impact their life, we also impact the lives of those around them….

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Share Hope. Get Involved. Save a Life.

August 23, 2021
Share Hope. Get Involved. Save a Life.

In 2019, Weld County lost 70 lives to suicide. Most of us would agree that one of the hardest things about seeing someone struggle is our desire to fix the problem. However, the data tells us that people in crisis do not need someone to fix their problems. They need a safe space to feel…

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Co-Responders – Right Service, Right Place, Right Time

July 21, 2021
Co-Responders – Right Service, Right Place, Right Time

Mental health issues are widespread. They affect our friends, our families, and ourselves. What happens if mental health challenges place us in physical danger or require intervention from law enforcement? Historically, first responders have fielded behavioral health calls through the 911 system alone. With this traditional model, three options were typically available for 911 calls…

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Racism and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

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June 15, 2021
Racism and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

In the late 1990s, a landmark study revealed a powerful relationship between serious, negative events in childhood and people’s physical and mental health in adulthood. Known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente, this study asked adult patients to disclose some potentially traumatic events…

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Rainbow Road: Walking With the LGBTQ+ Community

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May 18, 2021
Rainbow Road: Walking With the LGBTQ+ Community

When Andrea Person attended a training offered by North Range a few summers ago, she was inspired. The training, Rainbow Road: Walking Therapeutically with Clients in the LGBTQIA Community, changed her entire perspective. “I was blown away,” shared Andrea, a navigator at WorkLife Partnership. WorkLife Partnership is a nonprofit organization with a mission to “build…

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Building Mental Fitness – May is Mental Health Month

April 21, 2021
Building Mental Fitness – May is Mental Health Month

Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness but unfortunately, it’s often neglected. Incorporating activities that support good mental health into our daily routines can help us be healthier for years to come. Focusing on your own mental fitness can also have a tremendous ripple effect. Building resiliency in ourselves positively impacts those we…

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Finding Peace Day to Day

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March 24, 2021
Finding Peace Day to Day

Depending on the day, life’s twists and turns can take us for quite a ride. Through these twists and turns, our emotions communicate clues that can become gateways to better wellness. One way to connect with our emotions is a practice called radical acceptance. Radical acceptance (also called reality acceptance) is a stress tolerance skill…

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