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Drama, Dysfunction, Denial, and Delusion: the Seeds of Codependency

Confused about what codependency is?  If so, you’re in good company … there are over 15 published definitions of codependency, leaving a lot of room for confusion.   History of the term Codependency The term codependency grew out of years of studying the relationships...

When There Are No Words: Resources for Tough Conversations

It is so hard to know how to react to tragedies, and unfortunately in our community we’ve had a week filled with the need for tough conversations about suicide, school threats, and ultimately, mental health.   As parents, we feel the weight of these conversations and...

Dry January: An Opportunity to Examine Your Relationship with Alcohol

As you look back on 2018, are there areas of your life you hope to improve in 2019? If getting real with yourself about your relationship to alcohol is one of them, you might want to consider taking a break from that nightly glass of wine for a bit. Many have resolved...

Where to Find Mental Health Help in Colorado

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and with the rise of both teen suicide rates in Colorado and depression and anxiety in teens and adults, it’s important to educate yourself on warning signs of suicide and to know the resources available to you.  Did you know?...

What is Trauma?

In general, trauma is a disturbing event that diminishes an individual’s sense of control.  Therapists often refer to two types of trauma:  “Big T-Traumas” and “Little t-Traumas.”  The DSM-5 defines a PTSD trauma as any situation where one’s life or bodily integrity...

The Significance of World Mental Health Day for Parents

Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual awareness and education initiative spearheaded by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). This year’s campaign highlights the importance of increased mental health awareness, services, and care...