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NAMI Jeffco Holds First CIT Awards Banquet

October 14, 2019

On September 28, 2019, NAMI Jeffco held its first awards banquet to recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skills learned in their CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training or support the training.  These individuals have shown compassion, concern and understanding when interacting with a person who has mental health condition.   Fifteen individuals received an award, and more »

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Taking police officers out of mental health-related 911 rescues

October 16, 2019

Oct. 10, 2019, 3:30 AM CDT By LJ Dawson, Kaiser Health News NBC News.com https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/taking-police-officers-out-mental-health-related-911-rescues-n1063951 Every day that Janet van der Laak drives between car dealerships in her sales job, she keeps size 12 shoes, some clothes and a packed lunch — a PB&J sandwich, fruit and a granola bar — beside her in case more »

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Fighting mental illness with affordable housing: What can Colorado Springs learn from this Tulsa nonprofit?

Oct 12, 2019, Updated 14, 2019 By Jakob Rodgers The Gazette https://gazette.com/premium/fighting-mental-illness-with-affordable-housing-what-can-colorado-springs/article_9de2ddaa-e9e5-11e9-a5c5-1707a4265b5c.html The door frame that Cathy Carter leans against is all that separates her from the fate suffered by her great aunt in the 1930’s. Carter has been diagnosed with anxiety and agoraphobia, and she believes her ancestor suffered similarly or worse. For her more »

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