Keyword: mental health
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Mental illness: ‘It’s not even really a law enforcement problem’

In Castle Rock last year, police responded to 250 calls involving suicidal or potentially suicidal people. Douglas County deputies responded to at least 500 calls related to mental health in 2017, … more

Mental health calls challenge police

In the dark, early-morning hours of New Year’s Eve, Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish pleaded through the closed door of a Highlands Ranch apartment with a tenant he believed to be experiencing … more

Officers learn how to de-escalate situations involving mental illness

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker, Lone Tree and Castle Rock police departments are in the process of putting all their officers and dispatchers through Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) … 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

Newly released footage sheds more light on fatal shooting of deputy

Douglas County deputies were attempting to place the man who killed Deputy Zackari Parrish on a mental health hold while he reportedly was going through a "manic episode," according to a newly … more

Time to Talk: A shared story across the metro area

Editor's Note: This report on the state of mental health and the barriers that can prevent needed care, is the first in an ongoing series that looks at how mental health challenges and illnesses … more

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

Editorial: It’s time to talk about mental health

Sydney Chapin is 19. She grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Rock Canyon High School. She will tell you she is privileged: She has had a comfortable life, materially. But over her young … more

Teaching students how to cope socially, emotionally

Eighth-grader Morgan Fritzler is working to improve her self-awareness. “Sometimes, I have anxiety and perfectionist issues and I expect myself to get everything on the first try,” Fritzler, 12, said. “It makes me feel frustrated.” But … more
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