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Denver starting new law enforcement program

Initiative addresses mental health and substance abuse Denver has started a new initiative offering support to those with mental health and substance abuse problems. The program is an effort to provide “adults at risk for low-level controlled substance-related offenses and prostitution” along with harm-reduction intervention

Are emotional support animals overused?

People abuse the privileges Opinion by Haley Frank Animals have the remarkable ability to be loyal companions to humans. Perhaps this bond is why people are abusing the privilege of having an emotional support animal (ESA) when they don’t have a legitimate need for one.

Minorities, music, and mental health

How rap calls attention to mental health Rap music has a large influence on setting the trends for what’s cool and acceptable in society. And as it continues to evolve with every new generation, it also continues to set the agenda for what people converse

Mental health and addiction needs more talk

Demi Lovato’s overdose sparks up conversation With recent news of Demi Lovato being rushed to the hospital due to an overdose, there is a lesson to be learned here. It is said that over 50 percent of people who have a substance abuse problem at

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Musicians who struggle with mental illness

Turning Pain into Art The recent suicides of musicians such as Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell have opened a dialogue on a topic that is not acknowledged nearly enough—the pervasiveness of mental illness in artists, particularly musicians. Mental illnesses have unfortunately claimed many lives, but