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09/17/2010 11:20 AM | Deleted user

Notable news below:

The link below is to an op ed by Zeik Saidman – a partner in The Colorado Trust’s suicide prevention initiatives. You may remember that numbers were released last week that there were 940 deaths by suicide in Colorado in 2009 – a 2% increase from previous years.

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_16096291

NIMH News: HHS launches first of its kind consumer focused website.

HHS unveiled CuidadodeSalud.gov, the first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage.  Consistent with the mandate in the Affordable Care Act, CuidadodeSalud.gov is the partner site of HealthCare.gov, which was launched in July 2010, and is the first website in Spanish to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool.
Press Release: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100908a.html
In Spanish: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/09/20100908c.html

Real Warriors: Five Resources for Returning to School

Many veterans decide to take advantage of the GI Bill and other education benefits in their post-military careers by enrolling in a higher education degree or certificate program. While this transition is often challenging, there are many opportunities available to veterans. The five resources outlined in this Real Warriors article can help make the transition easier and provide the tools for academic success.
http://www.realwarriors.net/veterans/treatment/studentveterans.php


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