The National Institute for Mental Health estimates about one in five American adults suffers from some form of mental illness. While May is Mental Health Awareness month, we’re bringing you something a little different for our Healthy Conversation. Fort Carson recently hosted a media day to highlight some of the behavioral health programs in place at the base, one of which includes a benchmark program that’s just beginning the process of being implemented Army-wide. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor was there and has this report.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

For more information:

Centers for Disease Control: Mental Health
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Local Resources:

Colorado’s Community Behavioral Health
AspenPointe: Mental Health

You can also hear more about programs at Fort Carson by revisiting the Western Skies roundtable from March, 2011.

 

One Response to Healthy Conversations: Embedded Behavioral Health at Fort Carson

  1. Kate says:

    Great job, Katherine-Claire!

News

Getty Images
July 25, 2017 | NPR · The Arizona senator, recently diagnosed with brain cancer, will be in the Senate Tuesday for what’s expected to be a close health-care vote. But it’s unclear what exactly senators will be voting on.
 

Courtesy of Morgan Mancha
July 25, 2017 | NPR · It wouldn’t be surprising. The cheerful, vintage pieces are durable and able to help with almost any culinary task. And passionate collectors have devoted blogs, fan groups and social media to it.
 

AP
July 25, 2017 | NPR · The president’s son and former campaign chairman are still legally required to tell the truth.
 

Arts & Life

July 24, 2017 | NPR · Stand-up comedy is late coming to Mexico, but Sofia Nino de Rivera, with self-deprecating humor, sells out shows and has a one-woman hit on Netflix.
 

Courtesy of Alexis Murphy
July 24, 2017 | NPR · It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.
 

HBO
July 24, 2017 | NPR · In “Stormborn,” lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed.
 

Music

For NPR music
July 25, 2017 | NPR · The festival’s executive producer Jay Sweet explains how he picked this year’s lineup and why the festival continues to resonate with people more than 50 years after it started.
 

YouTube screen shot
July 25, 2017 | NPR · Watch Sylvan Esso perform a version of the the duo’s song “Die Young” with members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Men and Megafaun.
 

AFP/Getty Images
July 24, 2017 | NPR · After 150 shows, Canadian pop megastar Justin Bieber suddenly announced today that he has canceled the rest of his world tour.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab