Less is More (by Ann Casey) Many of us commit to working out every day. We’re up by 6am and hit the gym. When we miss a day, guilt sets in as we believe we’re doing our body an injustice. The reality is that after working our muscles hard, they need at least 24 to 48 hours before they start…
FEEDING YOUNG KIDS WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND Feeding small children can be frustrating. They seem to be constantly hungry, except not for the dinner you just spent 45 minutes preparing. One day they love meat but the next they won’t touch it. And let’s not even talk about vegetables! Parents spend the first year of a child’s life very aware…
Better Than Jail Recently I had a gratifying experience….I went to Drug Court. No, I wasn’t in any trouble; I was invited by a friend in our county’s probation department. According to our friend Wikipedia, “drug courts are problem-solving courts in which the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, mental health, social service, and treatment communities work together to…
“I wish they would all die!” That’s what an angry friend once said to me when told I was working with people struggling with drug addiction. “I just wish they would all die! They’re a drain on society and don’t offer anything worthwhile. They don’t deserve to live.” The root of such a statement is a misunderstanding of what addiction…
News and resources pertinent to those who identify as transgender, including microgrants to help with legally updating IDs that affirm your gender. For more information go to: https://www.translifeline.org/
Farmers face a multitude of unique stressors, such as difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. These challenges have led to a recent increase in the number of farmers taking their own lives. Experts discuss warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns. Click here to watch a 5 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPDIyVAkeEo&feature=youtu.be%3Futm_source%3Dracupdate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=update061919
Dedicated to Enhancing the Quality of Life of Aging Adults Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources. Click here for more information: https://www.assistedliving.org/
An online guide to mental health, warning signs, and where to get help when you need it. Click here for more information: https://www.edumed.org/resources/mental-health/
An LGBTQ and alcoholism resource. Find out more here http://www.RehabSpot.com/Alcohol/LGBTQ-Community
An excellent website on transgender issues. Click here to learn more: http://darahoffmanfox.com/
An hour and a half video on gender identity and transgender issues. Click here to watch: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10154790608436005
A short article on sleep disorders that often trouble children. For more information click here: https://www.tuck.com/children-sleep-disorders/
A short article on bedtime stories that will help children sleep better. For more information click here:https://www.tuck.com/best-bedtime-stories/
A short article on helping children sleep better. For more information click here: https://www.tuck.com/sleep-onset-association-disorder/
A 10-minute Ted Talk: What we don’t know about mother’s milk presented by Katie Hinde
A 4-minute animation by Dr. Mike Evans on the incredible benefits of drinking water.
A 5-minute animation by Dr. Mike Evans on men’s health and the value of walking.
A 12-minute animation from Dr. Mike Evans on how to quit smoking.
A 10-minute animation from Dr. Mike Evans about the incredible benefits of moderate exercise (like walking)–only 1/2 hour/day.
An eye-opening 10 minute animation by Dr. Mike Evans about alcohol and health.
Article on the value of senior volunteerism. Click here for more information: http://www.aginginplace.org/how-to-volunteer-as-a-senior/
An 8 minute video on pain and how opioids impact it by Healthcare Triage and Dr. Aaron Carrol.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. In this 14-minute TED Talk, she shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.
A 1-minute video from the Mayo Clinic exploring the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Get paid to lose weight. Click here for more information: http://www.weighandwin.com/
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Click here for more information: https://www.nami.org/
Healthcare that believes no one should die alone and in despair. Click here for more information: https://zerosuicide.org/
The Safe Zone Project (SZP) is a free online resource providing curricula, activities and other resources for educators facilitating Safe Zone trainings (sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ education sessions), and learners who are hoping to explore these concepts on their own. In 2013, the SZP has become the go-to resource for anyone looking to add some Safe Zone to their life. …
The premiere LGBTQ human rights groups in the United States. Click here for more information: https://www.hrc.org/
HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students. Click here for more information:
Physicians who create an environment where all patients feel welcome can better meet their patients’ often complex health care needs. Find recommended standards of practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients and additional resources to assist making your practice LGBTQ-friendly. Click here for more information: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/population-care/creating-lgbtq-friendly-practice
The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families…
GLBT Community Center of Colorado (The Center) opened in 1976 and over the years has grown to become the largest community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today we are focused on fulfilling our…
Denver Health LGBT Center of Excellence Denver Health has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for five consecutive years, and with its national recognition and commitment to LGBT health care, Denver Health is proud of being an “LGBT Center of Excellence.” Denver Health is open, affirming and provides excellent care for…
Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Click here for more information: https://pflag.org/about
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Click here for more information: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/about/#sm.0001xzd4qvh86ekx11teohroajt3k
Watch an endless stream of inspiring stories shared by people just like you. Visit our Get Help page to find LGBTQ+ youth support services in your community. Or, sign our pledge to commit to a world where all LGBTQ+ young people are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals. Click here for more information: https://itgetsbetter.org
A 2-minute video on how Suboxone/Buprenorphine helps people overcome opioid addiction.
Suicide prevention and awareness resource for law enforcement and other 1st responders. For more information, click this link:
A 20-minute TED Talk by Brene Brown and her quest to better understand the link between shame, vulnerability, and the fear of disconnection, which she believes to be directly linked to why someone might start to develop a substance use disorder.
I find the subject of addiction fascinating, and the more I study it the more it clear it becomes that its causes and solutions are very complex. In this 6 minute video Johann Hari suggests that much of what we have learned about addiction may not be the whole story. He suggests that the root cause of addiction is a…
A 9-minute video explaining the science of what happens to the brain in response to traumatic experiences.
Suicide prevention resources for physicians and other healthcare providers from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Learn more here.
Step-by-step guidelines on how to start and run a gay-straight alliance at your school. Learn more here.
Dr. Tista Gosh from the CO Department of Public Health and Environment discusses the dangers of vaping.
A 2-minute video from Dr. Daniel Kortsch from Denver Health on the dangers of vaping.
A 7 minute video describing a set of principles that guide the thinking, behavior and actions of individuals and institutions influencing interpersonal relationships as well as systems change. These principles are: • Lifelong learning and critical self-reflection • Recognize and change power imbalances • Institutional accountability
A 4 1/2 minute video that explains in very simple terms the science of diabetes
A 16 1/2 minute video by Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and the brain
A 10 minute video by the advocacy group, One Colorado, on LGBTQ health disparities in Colorado
A 30 minute documentary on the meaning of gender identity in the transgender community
A short video on the science of addiction.