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Continuing our Impact

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On February 11, 2019
  The Johnson Depression Center had quite a year in 2018. We continue to grow our impact to advance our mission: improve the lives of people with depression and mood disorders through clinical excellence, innovative research, community programs, and education. We’ve seen a nine percent increase in our services over the last year, and our services are forecasted to grow 12 percent this […]
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Community Programs Offer Education, Support and Hope

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On January 29, 2019
As part of the CU Johnson Depression Center’s (JDC’s) mission, we provide education and programming aimed at addressing current mental health issues and concerns. These programs have been developed and delivered based on the community’s needs, focusing on what is relevant and important to Colorado. Over the last few years, the JDC has built out eight […]
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Anxiety: To Worry or Not to Worry

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On December 10, 2018
In this Toolbox Learning Series video, Scott Cypers, PhD, provides tips and tools to understand the basics of anxiety and stress response in yourself and your children. Learn how to recognize when anxiety becomes “an anxiety disorder” and what helpful treatments and simple skills are available to support your child at home and school. This video […]
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World Mental Health Day: Coping with Stress in the Workplace

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On October 9, 2018
Every year, World Mental Health Day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of them. For a long time, there has been stigma around talking about mental health in the workplace. However, increasingly, the dialogue is starting to open up and employers are recognizing how important […]
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Integrating Mental Health in Employee Wellness Programs

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On September 4, 2018
If employers have the opportunity to significantly increase productivity while reducing costs by investing in their employees, would they turn a blind eye? Consider the new imperative for employers—integrating mental health in employee wellness programs. Why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize mental illness as a major public health issue, and is […]
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Part 2: Back to School Stress Tips 101

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On August 20, 2018
Note: This is part one of a two-part series.  The start of a school year can be a challenging time for children and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid back summer to the routine […]
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Part 1: Back to School Stress Tips 101

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On August 13, 2018
Note: This is part one of a two-part series.  The start of a school year can be a challenging time for children and parents with transitions from one grade to another, new teachers, bullying, social pressure and much more. With a little preparation and the right attitude, shifting from a laid back summer to the routine […]
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“Putting our people first”: RK’s quest to invest in employee mental health

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On August 8, 2018
RK offers the region’s most diverse array of construction, manufacturing and service solutions for construction, industrial and commercial clients. With around 2,000 employees, RK prides itself on quality, safety and putting people first. In recent years, the company has focused more attention on the wellness of its employees, with a strong emphasis on mental health […]
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Fear fighter: anxiety disorders take center stage in early VR testing

  • Posted by Holli Keyser
  • On May 25, 2018
“There are some major logistical issues with exposure therapy,” said Hubley, who works with the National Mental Health Innovation Center on campus testing virtual reality in a therapy setting. “And that’s putting it lightly.” Hubley, who uses VR-assisted exposure therapy (VRET) at the University Family Medicine Practice in Boulder and at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression […]
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