With gun sales spiking in Colorado, let’s talk about suicide prevention

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An emergency room physician and a gun shop owner, who advocate together for suicide prevention, say they are concerned a recent increase in gun sales in Colorado could leave more people at risk for suicide.

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Protecting children and families during isolation

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Child welfare caseworkers in Denver are working to safely visit families who may be at risk during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Inside one school district’s efforts to keep students mentally healthy during coronavirus shutdown

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School mental health professionals are working to show students they are supported while school buildings are closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Advocates fear a surge of domestic violence is happening in Colorado

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Advocates who help survivors of domestic violence are preparing for an onslaught of need they cannot yet see, with many Coloradans stuck in abusive homes due to the coronavirus response.

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The woman in the window

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We've all seen the stories. A nursing home resident pressed against the glass to be close to a family member. A husband reaching out to touch his wife in an Alzheimer’s home, the glass keeping them apart. We've cried at the images and wondered about the hurt.

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Blog: School is closed. I'm working at home as an employee, teacher, mom

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How does school work when school is closed? Can kids still learn when they stay home and so does their teacher? That’s what my family is learning this week with school shut down to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Q&A with a Colorado teacher whose classroom is now online because of coronavirus

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Christy Wheeler's kindergarten class is suddenly being held in a Google Classroom because her district closed schools to help slow the spread of coronavirus. She shares how the transition to remote learning has affected her as an educator.

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It takes an army to help fight the mask shortage

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the need for protective masks is acute, particularly among medical personnel. Yet there is a nationwide shortage of masks, potentially leaving doctors, nurses and other health-care workers at risk.

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Colorado restaurants face tough decisions

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Our daily lives have been disrupted beyond imagination, and many of us are faced with crucial choices. For countless local business owners, decisions they make have a broad reach; the financial and health impact to staff, family and the community are all part of the decision process.

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