Month: October 2017

Trump Administration Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency

www.npr.org October 26, 20175:02 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition President Trump declared a public health emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. More than 140 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are currently dealing with […]

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Understanding What it Means to Have a Dual Diagnosis

On their own, mental illness and chemical dependency are significant challenges for a person to overcome. When they occur together, the road to recovery can be even longer and more complex. However, as we tell the people we treat for substance abuse paired with conditions like depression and bipolar disorder in Loveland, recovery can be […]

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Gratitude for the Generous Support at SummitStone Breakfast Event

SummitStone Health Partners would like to express our gratitude to each and every community member who attended our recent Annual Breakfast Event. We had a record number of people who came to learn more about the behavioral health services we provide across Larimer County, and to support our free Mental Health First Aid training program. […]

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Larimer County law agencies seek grant to pair more counselors with officers

Funds will expand program to have counselors work with officers in Larimer County, Loveland, Fort Collins By Pamela Johnson – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies are hoping for a $362,000 grant to multiply the number of certified counselors available to respond to crisis calls with officers. Larimer County is leading the grant application […]

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Chili Cook-off Fundraiser Results

Spirit Crossing held our annual Chili Cook-off fundraiser on Friday October 6 in celebration of mental health and wellness. [metaslider id=7384] 96 community members and Clubhouse colleagues enjoyed sampling a variety of 10 chili’s, dessert from the Silver Grill Café, coffee from The Human Bean, and root beer from CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing.  All enjoyed […]

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Loveland, Fort Collins police team up with behavioral health specialists

Not every person with a mental health issue who gets reported to police is engaged in criminal activity. Yet police are often called to respond to incidents where a person may need crisis assistance but not necessarily criminal justice intervention. That takes up limited police resources and emergency services and doesn’t get the person the […]

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