A Colorado School of Public Health MPH student, Bridget Lattimer, whose boyfriend died after taking a fake prescription he thought was Percocet, is helping raise awareness about “fentapills” and the opioid epidemic through her work with the nonprofit Song for Charlie.
Collaborating to illuminate the increasing mental health issues youth face, Samantha Bertomen, CU Anschutz MPH student along with Lisa Peters, Johns Hopkins MPH student, created a digital campaign proposal, winning the 2022 Student Health Edu-Thon graduate digital competition held by the Society for Public Education (SOPHE).
A new nationwide survey, led by a group of researchers including ColoradoSPH faculty, examines drivers and impediments to COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country. The results reveal troubling findings that must be addressed in the face of more infectious variants.
A study by ColoradoSPH researchers finds living in rural, isolated areas correlates with easier access to handguns and higher risks of suicidality among Colorado teenagers. These findings can determine how best to allocate educational firearm safety and suicide prevention resources to hot spots.
Feeling a sense of connection is important for our emotional, mental, and physical health, explains Jenn Leiferman, founder and professor of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, in a recent article in 5280 Magazine.
This newsletter includes interviews with the first PMHW graduate, Alexa Hansen, and the PMHW featured faculty member, Dr. Nancy Whitesell. There is also a summary of recent publications and an affiliated faculty member in the news.
In a recent article in 5280 Magazine, Dr. Jenn Leiferman, professor and chair of the Department of Community & Behavioral Health, and other mental health experts share practical advice for coping during the challenging winter months ahead.
Dr. Jennifer Leiferman, director of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, and her colleagues at ColoradoSPH are conducting interviews with pregnant women to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affect their mental health.
Preliminary results of a new survey, conducted by the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, indicate that 23 percent of Coloradans have major depressive disorder. Before the pandemic, about 7 percent of the U.S. met that criteria.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for many people, especially students. If you think you might need someone to talk to, the AMC campus has resources to help students, residents, and fellows. The Department of Psychiatry offers mental health appointments that can often be scheduled within a week. For more information, call (303) 724-4716 or go to the Student and Resident Mental Health website.