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Colorado Mountain Medical’s Behavioral Health Team WINS Award

Colorado Mountain Medical’s Behavioral Health Team has won the 2022 Vail Valley Partnership "Chairman's Award." Congratulations to Colorado Mountain Medical! Casey Wolfington and Chris Lindley have the details on why Colorado Mountain Medical won this distinguished award, and what it means for our community.

The Mental Health Benefits of Cycling

Being outdoors in Eagle County not only benefits your physical health, but your mental health as well. In this special "field trip" episode of Elevating Health, Chris Lindley heads to Eagle to speak with Mike Brumbaugh of Venture Sports about the mental and behavioral health positives of gravel biking.

Live Well: Integrative Health

Alexa Maestranzi from Your Hope Center, and Colleen Teska, discuss "Integrative Health," or at-home tips to maintain your mental and physical health and wellness throughout the seasons.

Live Well: Compassion Fatigue

"Compassion Fatigue" is real, especially during these trying times. Lisa Hassin and Susie Kincade discuss strategies to combat compassion fatigue, and how you can renew your empathy for others.

Live Well: Embracing Anxiety

Do you feel nervous, sweaty and anxious before a major sporting event or important work presentation? That anxiety is real and it is not unique. Listen to Sami Gothberg from Your Hope Center and Dr. Harlan Austin from Howard Head Performance teach us ways to embrace this anxiety and move through it.

Integrated Behavioral Health | Saving Lives in Eagle County

Integrated Behavioral Health at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical is saving lives, and preventing patients with behavioral health crises from spending a night in the emergency room. That's not only alleviating a burden on emergency rooms, it's saving Eagle County locals hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical and Kala Bettis of Vail Health Behavioral Health have the details on how Integrated Behavioral Health helps providers recognize a patient in need, and get them the right care that they need.

Olivia's Fund: Not Just for Kids

Olivia's Fund can help anyone who lives and works in Eagle County, and demonstrates a financial need, to get behavioral health assistance. Dr. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, and Dr. Harlan Austin of Howard Head Sports Medicine and Vail Health, have the details.

Addressing Technology Misuse

Children are experiencing increased depression and behavioral health issues at an alarming rate. Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D, talks about the positives and pitfalls of technology use today.

A Conversation on Identity, Inclusion, & Diversity in Sports

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, Kate Fagan, for a conversation about the pressures of growing up LGBTQ+ in sports. It’s hard enough coming out, but playing basketball for a nationally ranked school and trying to figure out your sexual identity in the closeted and paranoid world of big-time college sports—that’s a challenge. Listen as Kate shares her struggles as a high-performance athlete and how identity has played a role in her career at ESPN and as an award-winning author. Learn how to make the world easier for our kids to take the first step toward embracing their true selves.

How to be an Ally to the LGBT Community

Madison Partridge, Executive Director of Mountain Pride, and Megan Vogt, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Vail Valley, discuss "allyship," and how straight or cisgender folks can show up and support their local friends and family within our LGBT community.

Live Well: Kindness and Compassion

In this video of the Live Well Series, Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center, and Kala Bettis of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, sit down to discuss strategies to enhance your own courage and compassion, while referencing Brene Brown's work in "The Gifts of Imperfection."

John Shipp: The Spirit of Perseverance

John wants people to know it’s ok to struggle, that it doesn’t mean you’re weak or a lesser person. He understands the topics of mental health and addiction are uncomfortable for some, to which he says, “Well, it’s time to get uncomfortable.” He shares his story to show others a way toward hope.

The State of Behavioral Health in Eagle County | May 2022

Chris Lindley and Casey Wolfington of Vail Health and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health provide a community update on the current state of behavioral health and behavioral health services available in Eagle County. There's good news, and more to come as Vail Health and its partners work diligently now and into the future to combat the behavioral health crisis. They also brief the community on resources available in the event they need to address a substance abuse or behavioral health issue.

Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic presents key information and tips as to how you can protect your children from sexual abuse.

Live Well: Mental Health Terms

Improve your thoughts and ways to cope with different levels of stress and emotional ups and downs. Learn more about mental health terms, what they mean and the signs and symptoms to look for.

Building Resilience in Teens

More than ever teens have been met with a host of challenges with an endless expectation for them to adapt whether that is in school, spending time with friends, sports, isolating and more. It’s tough for our teens to thrive in this environment. Join Alex Yannacone, an expert in the field of mental health, for this important topic as she discusses skills and strategies to help teens build resilience, reduce stress and learn about resources available to them.

The Community Outreach Program & Medicaid Enrollment at Vail Health

Cinthia Chavez and Madeline Calel, both of Vail Health's Community Outreach Program, detail for our community what the program is, and in particular, how it assists folks in Eagle County enroll in Medicaid. Cinthia and Madeline also touch on upcoming changes to Medicaid post-COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, call the Community Outreach Program main line at 970-422-3039, or at the Mira Bus at 970-688-0001.

Vive Bien: Inmigrantes y Orgullosos Encontrando tu lugar en Eagle County tras dejar tu país.

Acompáñenos en un panel de discusión con líderes comunitarios, quienes compartirán su experiencia de vida como inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos. Conozca los desafíos que enfrentaron, sus éxitos y cómo han hecho del Condado de Eagle su hogar.

Vive Bien: Duelo, Pérdida y Trauma causado por el COVID-19

Esta es la primera serie de "Vive Bien" en español. Aprenda dónde encontrar apoyo y cómo recuperarse de los impactos de COVID-19.

Understanding Grief

Dr. Casey Wolfington from Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Dr. Teresa Haynes from the Eagle River Valley Hope Center talk us through ways to deal with our grief. They will help us understand what grief looks like and how to help ourselves and our loved ones.

Your Kids Brain On Tech

Dr. Lisa Strohman, a clinical psychologist, co-author of Unplug and founder of The Digital Citizen Academy talks through the effects of technology on today's youth.

Building Resiliency in our Kids

Children are experiencing increased depression and behavioral health issues at an alarming rate. Sharon Raggio, LPC, LMFT, President & CEO of Mind Springs Health & West Springs Hospital talks about building resiliency and self-esteem in our kids.

Essential Conversations to Inspire

Presenter Jenny Woo is a Harvard-trained educator, TEDx speaker, mom of three and creator of the award-winning cards, 52 Essential Conversations. Her series of social-emotional learning games are recommended by parents, therapists and teachers in 50+ countries.

Positive Parenting: Change Your Language, Change Their Life

Author Paul Jenkins, PhD, provides tips and resources for positive parenting.

The After Effect: Processing the Emotional Wake of an Avalanche (Part 2)

This is the continued conversation with Jennifer Fiebig and Casey Wolfington as they help avalanche survivors understand and process the emotional trauma that stems from an outdoor disaster. Listen in as these ladies will offer advice to support the healthy processing of emotions, as well as tools for moving forward.

Viviendo en Comunidad: Cómo establecer límites en torno al consumo de alcohol y otras sustancias

Acompáñenos en una presentación sobre el consumo de alcohol y sustancias en comunidades pequeñas, y cómo cultivar habilidades de afrontamiento saludables y establecer límites.

The After Effect: Processing the Emotional Wake of an Avalanche (Part 1)

Jennifer Fiebig, Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC is the guest speaker for this recorded session which is aimed to help avalanche survivors understand and process the emotional trauma that stems from an outdoor disaster. Jennifer offers advice to support the healthy processing of emotions, as well as tools to help us move forward.

Mobile Crisis Co-Response at Your Hope Center

Carrie Benway and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center brief the Eagle River Valley community on Your Hope Center's Mobile Crisis Co-Response.

All Insurance Types Accepted for Behavioral Health Appointments

Whether you have Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance through your employer, or no insurance at all, there are options in Eagle County to enable you and your family to access behavioral health services. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health has the details.

Live Well: COVID-19 & Springing Forward

Ideas from local experts on ways to improve your thoughts, along with ways to take care of yourself. Finding hope and balancing expectations.

Healing Through Peer Support

After losing her father and brother to drugs and alcoholism, Kayla Weber shares how she uses her grief experience to help others through theirs as a Peer Support Leader at Vail Health's Eagle Valley Behavioral Health.

Insecurity, Comparison, and "Keeping Up" with Rosalind Wiseman

Join Rosalind Wiseman, a New York Times best-selling author, as she offers tips for creating a community in which our young people can thrive. Wiseman will discuss friendship, anxiety, social media use, conflict with friends and family, and the constant pressure to “keep up.” Learn how to better connect with our kids and teens, especially when they need us most.

Chris & Pete Thompson: Nothing to Hide

Chris and Pete have nothing to hide. For 10 years, they have been battling with the reality that their son is completely at the mercy of his disease. Their story is heartbreaking by anyone’s standards, and yet they continue to share it in the hope of helping others who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

Karlie Cummins: Journey to Wholeness

While the traumas in her life have broken Karlie into pieces, every triumph gilds her back to wholeness, revealing a more resilient, strong and wiser version of herself.

The NEW 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, Explained

If you or a loved one are in need of behavioral health crisis support, there's a new number to call instead of 9-1-1. It's 9-8-8. In this episode, Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center, have all the details.

Meet Joe Drew | Nurse Practitioner at Colorado Mountain Medical

Practicing as an Nurse Practitioner for four years and many years prior as an RN, Joe Drew enjoys working with patients to help manage chronic pain medication, dealing with pain after a surgery, working with people who are managing their addictions, and with medical detox administration. Addiction psychiatry is its own specialty and Joe does treat patients with addictions needing Suboxone or other specific addiction medications. He is passionate about all aspects of living in Eagle County, especially being with his family in the outdoors.

Caregiver Connections - what is it?

Caregiver Connections, formerly known as Eagle Valley Senior Life, was founded in 2011 by a group of caregivers and other invested individuals in response to the need for services and programs for older adults who require full-time care. Wendy Miller from Caregiver Connections sits down with Kirsten Conner to discuss all the positive impacts Caregiver Connections has on our community, and what resources might be available to you if you care for an aging parent or family member in the Vail valley.

When and how to use Your Hope Center's "Community Stabilization Program"

The Community Stabilization program from Your Hope Center in Eagle County is here for you. Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center have the details on when and how to use the service. During trying times like these when behavioral health services are in high demand, Your Hope Center is here for our community.

Medication Management––what is it?

Medication management is a critical service for our community. Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical joins Joe Drew, a nurse practitioner who specializes in medication management, to get the full details.

Enhancing Your Wellness and Growth Amidst Trauma-Post Traumatic Growth

Presentation by Shelby Muhn, MA-Colorado Mountain Medical and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health Predoctoral Psychology Intern. COVID-19 is a complex trauma that is being experienced on a worldwide level. Rather than focusing on the post traumatic stress, Ms. Muhn explains ways to transfer trauma into growth and resilience.

The new Edwards Community Health Campus, Explained

The new/upcoming Edwards Community Health Campus will bring more behavioral health services to Eagle County. Get the latest information on the project from Casey Wolfington of Eagle Valley Behavioral Health and Shannatay Bergeron of Colorado Mountain Medical.

School Based Services at Your Hope Center

Carrie Benway and Teresa Haynes of Your Hope Center brief the Eagle River Valley community on Your Hope Center's School Based Services.

Is Climate Change Making You Anxious?

Do you find yourself casually remarking on the declining snowfall each year, wishing for more powder days like we used to have? Or, is your worry exacerbated by thoughts of a drier summer, more potential wildfires nearby and melting glaciers far away?

Youth Behavioral Health Beds Crisis

Nationally, there is a crisis in a lack of behavioral health beds available for our youth population. Many end up instead in emergency rooms. Luckily, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Vail Health, and other behavioral health partners in Eagle County are working together to provide ample behavioral health beds to our youth. Chris Lindley and Casey Wolfington have the full details.

Superando obstáculos hacia una vida físicamente activa

En este video Kyler y Pricilla hablan sobre la importancia de la actividad física y las formas en que usted puede hacer que el ejercicio menos intimidante y más agradable. Pricilla abre el video compartiendo que en el pasado, el gimnasio era un lugar muy intimidante. Ella solía pensar que para ser considerado saludable se requería ser un atleta o hacer ejercicio 5 veces a la semana. Ahora que es mayor se da cuenta de que la actividad física no es algo intimide. Y por el contrario, la actividad fisica es algo muy placentero. Pricilla y Kyler hablan sobre las diferentes barreras que nos impiden vivir un estilo de vida activo y cómo superarlas. Pricilla amplía la importancia de tener la mentalidad correcta hacia la actividad física. La actividad física regular es una de las cosas más importantes que puede hacer por su salud. Pricilla y Kyler terminan el video mencionando algunas actividades locales divertidas en las que usted y su familia pueden participar.

LGBT+ 101: What you need to know

Madison Partridge, Executive Director of Mountain Pride, and Megan Vogt, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Vail Valley, discuss the latest information on the LGBT+ community, including how to properly use pronouns in 2022.

How to Support our LGBT+ children

Madison Partridge, Executive Director of Mountain Pride, and Megan Vogt, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Vail Valley, discuss how parents can support their LGBT children, and techniques on how to communicate with your children that foster and protect them.