Mental health professionals, educators, and others concerned with addressing Colorado’s high suicide rate will gather in Denver Friday for the 6th annual "Bridging the Divide" conference.
Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 2:22 pm
Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and big new investments in mental health care.
Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be enough support to win funding for 300 new inpatient psychiatric beds.
Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 7:21 am
Having a mate is supposed to be good for your mental health.
But if that mate is critical or can't be counted on when the going gets tough, that's worse than having no mate at all, researchers say.
"The quality of your relationships matters more than quantity when it comes to depression," says Dr. Alan Teo, a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan who led the study.