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DA to examine claims of innocence for convicted

Taking a proactive approach, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office has launched a process to investigate “legitimate” claims that convicted individuals may be innocent, the office … more

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

Stories of the year in the south metro area

The year began with mourning. On the last day of 2017, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, was fatally shot by a man authorities believe was mentally ill at an apartment complex in … 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

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community … more

Denver man sentenced to 16 years for injuring Douglas County deputy

A Denver man who injured a Douglas County Sheriff deputy after ramming his car in an attempt to evade arrest was sentenced to 16 years in prison Oct. 12, according to a press release from the 18th Judicial District. more

Roxborough State Park open after closing for rescue mission

Authorities closed Roxborough State Park in Douglas County while they search for a missing person they believe may be suicidal.  more

Athlete Spotlight: Not much gets past him

Thomas Hoy is an old-school guy. The Douglas County High School boys soccer goalie and captain plays any chance he can get — even if that means juggling and practicing ball tricks in his free time. … more

Coalition focuses on preventing substance abuse among county’s youth

The Douglas County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition — which works to prevent substance use among young people — reports to the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative, a partnership of … more

You don't say — officers go viral with lip-sync challenge

Police departments across the Denver suburbs have been facing a new challenge — a lip sync challenge. In between busting criminals, Denver-area cops have been busting moves in the viral social … more

Schools test out cellphone, technology bans

Last year, after seeing students exchanging hurtful messages online, Kendra Hossfeld, principal of North Star Academy in Parker, challenged her eighth-graders to a “detox week” free of device … 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

Checkups mean ‘I’m more likely to stay sober’

Wearing an orange T-shirt and pants, Samuel Cardona sat at a round table in a small glass-walled room of the Douglas County jail, as he talked to a reporter. It was an afternoon in January. He had … 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.

Need help, information, or just someone to listen? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources.

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