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My Name Is … Cindy Welch-Marten

About me I am a Colorado native. I grew up in south Denver and moved to Castle Rock in 1986. I have three daughters, two grandkids and two dogs. I got married last April to a great guy and we settled … more

Events for seniors on tap in Douglas County

Two events catering to the needs and wellbeing of seniors in Douglas County are approaching. The Castle Rock Senior Activity Center will host a Senior Life Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. April 19 at the … more

Colorado House sends $29 billion budget bill to Senate

Colorado's Democrat-led House passed a $28.9 billion budget bill on March 29 and sent it to the Republican-led Senate, where the focus will be on how much transportation — long an underfunded … more

Democrats underscore differences at forum in governor's race

A crowded governor's race that has seen more than three dozen declared candidates has pared down to a handful of top contenders, and those on the Democratic side carved out different niches for … more

Douglas County Sheriff's Office likely to receive more safety equipment after deputy's death

After the 2016 shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office went to county commissioners with a budget request for more armored shields, worried a similar … more

Mental health holds weigh liberty vs. public safety

When a person in a mental health crisis is an imminent danger to himself, herself or others, or is gravely disabled by a mental illness, mental health and law enforcement professionals may place them … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

Jeff Santelli, a retired Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works as a CIT trainer, suggested that CIT should be a specialized presence in law enforcement, likening it to SWAT teams. Just like SWAT officers, CIT officers require a specific skillset, Santelli said. “It’s actually a very similar analogy to CIT,” he said. “It’s a specialized training of communication and not everybody is the best communicator.” more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

Need help, information, or just someone to listen? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources.

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Connecting the dots for treatment proves challenging

Knowing whom to call or where to go for mental health care can be daunting and overwhelming. “When you are mentally ill,” said William Henricks, CEO of AllHealth Network, which provides mental health services to Arapahoe and Douglas counties, “it is very difficult to connect the dots.” more
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