Kathy Walsh’s feature story gave Denver viewers the message that better mental health starts with opening up and reaching out. The story includes Tri-County Health’s Dr. John Douglas and Sara Stewart, a mother and wife who learned to manage her mental health through opening up to her husband and seeking professional care.
Nicole Brady’s feature, including interviews with Patty Boyd of Tri-County Health and couple Sara and David Stewart, stressed the importance of reaching out to those we care about when we suspect they may be experiencing mental health challenges.
Colorado Community Media journalist Jessica Gibbs featured the Let’s Talk Colorado campaign in its Life section as the campaign began in May 2017.
The article was published in the following CCM publications: Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel, Castle Rock News-Press, Castle Pines News Press, Centennial Citizen, Douglas County News-Press, Elbert County News, Englewood Herald, Golden Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel, Wheat Ridge Transcript, Highlands Ranch Herald, Littleton Independent, Lone Tree Voice, Parker Chronicle.
In December 2017, Colorado Community Media published a four-story package covering many facets of mental health in the Denver Metro Area. The articles appeared in 15 metro-area publications. Reporter Alex DeWind dove deep to provide a comprehensive and compelling group of stories.
“If this isn’t the time to talk, then when will it be?” asks this piece featuring the story of 19-year-old Sydney Chapin, who suffers from anxiety. The editorial also outlines the ways in which organizations fight mental health stigma.
Focusing on Douglas County, this article discusses the widespread nature of mental health issues and that just talking to someone we trust is one way we can all maintain positive mental health.
This article spotlights Let’s Talk Colorado and other campaigns across the region that work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.
A combination of factors leaves many in need of professional mental health care without the resources they need. This piece features current efforts to coordinate mental health services through primary care providers, featuring an interview with Andrew Romanoff, President of Mental Health Colorado.