Helpful Tips To Improve Your Nutrition IQ

Nutrition Spotlight: Wendy Fisher, RD at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical CenterInterview by Kristin Richert      In a time where many of us are staying inside and leading more sedentary lifestyles, proper nutrition has become more important than ever. In addition to more energy, better nutrition can help boost your immune system, increase longevity, and lower your risk of (or help manage) diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and more.   […]

Mental + Physical Health, Better Together: Lower Arkansas Valley Therapist Heals the Whole Person

Patients with physical or mental health concerns can face many obstacles to good health. Barriers can be financial or access, particularly in the many medically underserved areas of our state. But there’s another barrier that may be less understood: the need for integrated “whole person” care.  One organization that understands the many factors that influence client health is […]

Access To Mental Health Care in Rural Colorado

Interview conducted and written by Alex Andrews and Kristin Reichert The holidays can be a stressful time for some, but this holiday season is coming with its own unique set of challenges. Living through a pandemic means a lot of self-sacrifices when it comes to the quality time spent with friends and family, which may increase feelings of isolation, anxiety, and even depression.   The rate of […]

How do you manage your stress?

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  Dr. Kari Williams has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has taught many clinical and diagnostic courses at Life University College of Chiropractic (Georgia); currently teaches for the Health Science Department at Purdue Global University; and is the program director […]

Substance misuse prevention

The pandemic, the election, wildfires in Colorado, there’s a lot that may be causing you stress. During these difficult times, we talked with several experts on Facebook Live about ways to prevent substance misuse and what you should do if you are concerned about a loved one. Experts included Claudia Zundel, Director or Community Prevention […]

Mental illness awareness and resiliency

Mental illness awareness and resiliency One in five adults in America lives with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. It exists to help raise awareness about different mental health conditions and to reduce the stigma. For Mental Illness Awareness […]

Recovery Month – substance use treatment resources in Colorado

National Recovery Month is recognized every September to increase awareness and understanding of substance use and mental health disorders, and celebrate those in recovery. 9Health partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health for a Facebook Live to bring together several experts from recovery organizations across Colorado. We talked with several […]

From weight gain to our relationships – how the pandemic has changed our lives

Have you gained the “quarantine 15?” or the “COVID-19”? The pandemic has completely changed our lives, from weight gain to our relationships, and more. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and Jason Youngblood a licensed professional counselor from Cigna, about the effects of the pandemic on our lives. Click or tap here to watch the […]

Minority Mental Health Month

Mental illness does not discriminate, it impacts everyone. However, systemic racism and social stratification mean that minority groups are more likely to live in poverty with less access to mental healthcare and more likely to face discrimination when seeking care. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We discussed the mental health issues that minority […]

Checking in on Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force

It’s been just over a year since Colorado Governor, Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to create the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. The task force was put in place to evaluate the behavioral health system in our state with a plan of creating a statewide strategic blueprint to reform the system by […]