Coping with Tragedy
Eagle County Community, coping with tragedy is difficult. Know that there is help available. If you or someone you know has been impacted by a tragedy, please use the resources provided below.
If you or a loved one is struggling and needs to speak to someone immediately, please reach out to Your Hope Center at (970) 306-4673.
Mountain Strong Peer Support Groups
Find a Therapist
Children & Teen Support
Online Tragedy Resources:
Eagle County Schools - Grief & Loss Resources
National Alliance for Grieving Children - Resources
Coalition to Support Grieving Children - Resources
National Association of School Psychologists - Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief PDF (en Español)
When Depression Persists
Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain that can cause long-lasting feelings of sadness, anxiety and a sense of “emptiness.” Some people experience a loss of interest in life, appetite and weight changes and/or sleep disruptions.
Stop Drinking for Good
As “Dry January” comes to a close, consider the idea of cutting alcohol out of your life altogether. While drinking has been normalized for centuries, and is often ingrained in the culture of ski resort communities, the truth is that beer, wine and spirits are actually comprised of ethyl alcohol or ethanol, a highly flammable chemical that is also used as a fuel additive or industrial solvent.
The future is psychedelic: Vail Health Innovation Center director’s research digs into psilocybin as a treatment for depression
Vail Health’s Dr. Charles Raison is at the forefront of psilocybin research, both inside and outside of the organization.