Tag: behavioral health

Larimer coalition plans to ask for sales tax for mental health

“A coalition of mental health experts within Larimer County are working together to expand treatment options to all corners of the county and expect to ask voters for a sales tax to help pay for this behavioral health initiative. Laurie Stolen, the county’s behavioral health project director, mentioned the possible ballot issue Tuesday as the […]

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Strategies for Dealing with Loss While in Recovery

When you are in recovery and working hard each day to move your life in a more positive direction, the death of a loved one can be devastating. However, by following some proven strategies from your Fort Collins substance abuse counselor, you can and will survive and keep your recovery on track. Use Their Memory […]

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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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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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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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SummitStone Health Partner’s Board Chair named Board Member of the Year

Dr. Janet Seeley, Board Chair for SummitStone Health Partners, was recently selected as the Board Member of the Year by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council. Seeley, a retired physician, joined the SummitStone Health Partners Board of Directors in 2012 and was elected chair in 2015. “Janet continually focuses on the core of why we do […]

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