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Research    COVID-19    Mental Health   

Behavioral Health Expert on Front Lines of Police Calls? Study Targets Co-Response Teams

Amber McDonald, PhD, LCSW, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been on the forefront of public safety’s cultural shift for years. She’s helped steer policing from a confrontational, “we’re taking you in” approach toward a more nuanced style such as: “We want to hear you out and connect you to community resources.”

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Cancer    Mental Health

CU Anschutz in the Spotlight: Here Are the Top 10 Stories of 2021

With the events of the past year underpinned by the fast-mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus and the vaccine rollout, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus remained in the spotlight in 2021.

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COVID-19    Mental Health   

Dreaming of the ‘Ideal’ Holiday? Forget Perfect. Remember Gratitude.

The holiday season has always challenged mental health experts and their patients. Things like loneliness, depression and grief over lost loved ones don’t go away just because the ornaments and the mistletoe come out. In fact, they often get worse.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Mental Health

CU Anschutz Puts Strong Focus on Mental Health Needs

The past year has been defined by overwhelming stress. While COVID-19 remains the overarching trigger, a slew of other stressors remain on the boil: domestic economic uncertainty and a global refugee crisis; rising crime rates and mass shootings; climate change and relentless wildfires; and polarized politics and a Capitol insurrection.

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