Mental health needs of healthcare workers during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health needs of healthcare workers should not be overlooked.  We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about the resources available to healthcare workers and how we can all help support them. The experts included Dr. Christian Thurstone the Director of Behavioral Health at Denver Health, Dr. Renee Marquardt […]

Reaching out to Colorado Crisis Services for help

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we have talked about Colorado Crisis Services several times. What is it exactly and what happens when you reach out for help? Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide crisis line for mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals. Formed in partnership with the Colorado Department […]

Supporting moms and their mental health

“At least one in five moms experience a mental health disorder,” said Kallen Thornton, a licensed clinical social worker and Manager of Gender Responsive Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health. We talked with her, Kristy Jordan the Senior Director of Development and Communications of Signal Behavioral Health, and 9Health […]

Children and teen’s mental health during COVID-19

As a mom to a four-year-old and a five-month-old, I worry about their mental health and development especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. For Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Day, we talked with several experts including Andrew Gabor, the Director of Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and all month we are working with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, to host Facebook Live segments and connect you to mental health experts. For the first segment we talked to Colorado Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, Director of the Office of Behavioral Health Robert Werthwein, Medicaid […]

Safer-at-home: Our conversation with “Colorado’s Dr. Fauci”

Governor Jared Polis calls him “Colorado’s Dr. Fauci”. Dr. Jonathan Samet, an epidemiologist and dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, helps create models that show how our behavior affects the spread of COVID-19. We spoke with Samet and 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli on Facebook Live about the state’s safer-at-home orders and what […]

Boost your immunity with this recipe

One challenge right now is making easy, healthy meals at home. Due to the coronavirus, many of us are in our homes and maybe cooking more than we’re used to. We talked with Dr. Jennifer Bolton, a registered dietitian at Project Wellness 365, and a professor at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She shared an easy […]

COVID-19 antibody testing

Antibody testing is something you may have been hearing a lot about lately. What is it and why is it important? We talked 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, along with experts from the University of Colorado School of Medicine on Facebook Live. Dr. Ashley Frazer-Abel, assistant research professor and director of Exsera BioLabs at CU […]

Women’s health during COVID-19

Are you pregnant and worried about the coronavirus? What about other women, should you postpone your annual exam? What things should we all be doing to stay healthy? We talked with two OB/GYNs on Facebook Live. Dr. Danica Larson and Dr. Vy Rossi answered our questions. For moms that are expecting, it can be stressful to […]