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Douglas County teacher apologizes for Twitter posts

A Douglas County teacher is on paid leave after screenshots of controversial Twitter posts went viral. Michelle Grissom, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Highlands Ranch, apologized for the tweets in an email on Jan. 25. more

Motorist injured after crashing into portions of two homes in Highlands Ranch

A male driver was taken to a local hospital this morning after crashing through portions of two homes in a neighborhood west of Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, authorities said on … more

New Year’s resolutions solutions

Meant to be proactive, healthy and good for one’s well-being, New Year’s resolutions can be daunting, challenging, and most of the time don’t last long. According to Business Insider, 80 … more

Suspect killed after exchange of gunfire with Douglas County deputies

Following a traffic incident in which suspects fired at deputies the morning of Nov. 27, one suspect is dead, another is wounded and at a local hospital, and one is in custody, authorities from the … more

Cyberbullying can take lasting toll on teens

Camryn Cowdin was checking her Facebook page when she saw hateful posts from a person she considered a friend. Her name was never used, but she knew the words were about her. “He would directly … more

Sexting poses legal, psychological risks for teens

When Douglas County Deputy Jay Martin first started teaching about relationships, digital safety and substance abuse prevention, maybe one high school student in each of his classes would raise his … more

How to help kids manage the digital world

The answer isn’t simple, but educators and mental health professionals agree that steps can be taken to combat the adverse affects of social media use. Setting screen time limits, along with … more

Culture shift affects jail population

Law enforcement and mental health experts point to a culture shift in the approach to mental health treatment in the 1960s for the drastic rise in inmates with mental illness. In 1963, President John … more

‘All of our jails are psychiatric facilities’

At 17 years old, Michael was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He also was battling an addiction to heroin. Through his father’s private insurance, he received treatment and medication for both. In … more

Series: Time to talk about mental illness

Don’t we all know someone who is struggling with some form of mental illness or mental health challenge?

Colorado Community Media has launched a series of articles and forums, entitled “Time to Talk,” on the state of mental health, specifically in Douglas County, but applying to all of us, to discuss the need to bring the issue of mental illness into everyday conversation.

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Time to talk: Community members form unique mental health partnership

Several Douglas County administrators sat on one side of a large rectangular table. The deputy county attorney was a few seats down, near a deputy from the sheriff’s office. Representatives from … more
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