Tag Archives: Mental-Health

Michael

Michael – El Paso County Michael, a resident of El Paso county, speaks about seeking and receiving treatment for his escalating poor mental health condition. “The majority of the time you don’t want to ask for help, you don’t want them to know what’s going on.  You’re scared to ask for help.  But that’s the […]

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John

John – Colorado Springs, CO John, a resident of Colorado Springs for nearly a decade, shares his experience overcoming a traumatic personal experience and mental health issues with the support of a counselor at a local clinic. “Overnight it was all different.  Every area [the clinic] has taken care of.  You know, I’ve had several […]

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Penny

Penny – Denver, CO Penny, a lifelong Denverite, shares her personal transformation story. Over the past year she has lost 30 lbs, changed her mental outlook, and completed a Tough Mudder race. From self-control to self-esteem, Penny’s story is incredibly relatable and inspiring for young Colorado women. “When they were asking us what our goals […]

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Leanne Clark,MSW, LCSW, Medical Social Worker, guest blogs in honor of Social Work Month

Since March is Social Work Month, it is the perfect time to talk about social workers who work in the Colorado health care field.  As one of those social workers, I often get asked get asked the question, “So what exactly IS a “medical social worker?” There are many variations to the answer to this question and, generally, […]

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A Son’s Career

According to The Status of Behavioral Health Care in Colorado, 3 in 10 Coloradans are in need of mental health or substance use disorder care. Although the number of mental health and substance abuse disorder care practitioners in Colorado has increased since 2003 by nearly 35%, Colorado still has a shortage of psychiatrists and other providers with […]

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Dr. Carl

Dr. Carl Clark – Denver, CO Dr. Carl Clark, a mental health provider in Denver, describes his father’s struggle with bi-polar disorder.  He tells his father’s story of diagnosis and recovery and its impact on his personal career choice. “I didn’t know my dad had a mental illness.  I thought all dads were full of […]

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The Immigrant Women’s Health Stories Project

Here at Colorado HealthStory we’ve been making an effort every Friday on our Facebook page and Twitter to recognize other story-collecting projects.  This week we highlighted The Immigrant Women’s Health Stories Project from the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning. This project really resonated with us because we’ve just begun collecting stories in the Denver metro area.  Check […]

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John and Gerry

John and Gerry – Rocky Ford, CO John and Gerry, father-son residents of Rocky Ford, CO, share their family’s struggles with mental health.  They speak about trust issues with providers and the importance of first impressions and second chances with mental health patients. “When you don’t feel comfortable with your doctor you don’t want to […]

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Mariana

Mariana – Aurora, CO Mariana is an Aurora resident who recently had her second child. She battled with post-partum depression after her pregnancy. She speaks about her challenges and calls upon all of us to embrace mental health as a critical healthcare issue. ” We need to acknowledge how big of an issue, how big […]

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Anonymous

Anonymous An Aurora resident tells the story about her neighbor with mental health issues.  Despite she and other neighbors’ attempts at help, there is little they can do.  This Aurora resident wants to be part of the solution rather than just complaining about the problem Colorado faces with mental health care. “We have to address […]

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Myrenna

Myrenna – Aurora, CO Myrenna is an Aurora resident who fought for her son’s proper Asperger’s diagnosis and school placement. After several years of doctor’s visits, extensive paperwork, and conversations with school officials, she finally got him the help he deserved.  Now she hopes to increase awareness by sharing her HealthStory. “The doctors in particular […]

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Mariana Ledezma, Colorado HealthStory Storyteller, speaks out for mental health

I love Colorado HealthStory because it gives people a voice and allows them to share their own personal stories. It humanizes the topic of “health” and highlights some very real struggles and also great success stories. I told my HealthStory so I could share my personal experience dealing with postpartum depression. I really wanted to […]

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