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.