Older Adults and Increased Risk for COVID-19

In the months since we all learned about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in March, many things have changed about the way we live, work, and play. The global pandemic has certainly changed everyday life from going to the grocery store to visiting family and friends and especially monitoring our health and seeking medical care. If […]

Reducing your risk and preventing diabetes during a pandemic

9Health is all about prevention and while it is always important to take care of your overall health and pay attention to risk factors for chronic conditions, it is even more important now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the novel coronavirus, new attention is being given to preexisting or underlying conditions. Diabetes is one […]

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 […]

Veterans’ mental health during COVID-19

Veterans face unique mental health challenges and during COVID-19 many are needing additional support. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for veterans, including details about a new Veterans Hospital Follow-Up Program. You’ll find more about the follow-up services by clicking here. The experts included Corporal Tage Harding with the Marines, Yolanda Webb […]

Supporting the mental health of those in rural communities

Those that live in rural communities in Colorado face unique challenges when trying to receive treatment for mental health conditions including barriers to access care. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for rural communities including Kate Greenberg the Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Michelle Barnes the Executive Director for […]

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 […]

The gift of a healthy heart: How heart disease is different in women

It’s Mother’s Day weekend so we asked 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, for ways moms, and really all women, can stay healthy and take care of their heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Studies by The American Heart Association show one woman has a heart attack […]