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Jefferson County mental health summit: ‘Suicide affects all of us’

Teachers, bus drivers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, first responders. “We all have a role to play in suicide prevention, whether we know it or not,” said Sophie West, the injury and … more

Jeffco Public Health executive director wins Lifetime Achievement Award

There’s a memory that popped into Diane Johnson’s head when she found out Jefferson County Public Health Executive Director Mark Johnson won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Public Health in … more

Jefferson County Public Health tackles drug overdose crisis

Ninety-eight candles flickered and 98 seconds of silence were observed for the 98 lives lost from drug overdose in Jefferson County in 2017. A death from a drug overdose is “something that’s 100% … more

Celebrating breastfeeding with Jeffco Public Health

Northglenn resident Lauren Hafer is raising a toddler son and now she has her hands full with her infant daughter. Hafer, one of dozens of mothers who attended Jefferson County Public Health's … more

Free, call-in meditation service program offered through library

Every Wednesday morning, Littleton resident Steve Cohen looks forward to calling the Jefferson County Public Library. He's not calling to look for a book, find a movie, or other services libraries … more

Looking for a new home? Consider health and safety

Ashley Sever and her husband recently married and set their eyes on purchasing their first home together. The two looked to make Lakewood their home, and they accomplished that, but it didn’t come … more

After struggling with depression, Arvada man tells his story

Twenty-two years after he first started struggling with depression, Geoff Grandi’s symptoms hadn’t gone away. They had only intensified, exacerbated by a number of factors — his job, his … more

Yolks on us: The confusing nature of eggs

Time Magazine recently published an article titled “Are Eggs Healthy?” You may end up more confused about eggs after reading that article, so I thought I would share what I know about eggs. In … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … more

Striding into the future

The mission of Stride is to provide the pathway to self-sufficiency, and the organization has been working for more than 20 years to provide that service to those in need. “We started because we saw a lot of community members weren’t seeing … more
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