Do you miss riding the Lunch Loops or hiking in McInnis Canyons because depression isn't letting you live your life to its fullest? According to a recent article in Uncover Colorado, you are not alone.
In 2018, Mental Health America ranked Colorado as 43rd in the states for best mental health, so 42 above us. Denver Public Health found that one in eight of its residents is suffering from clinical depression.
Overall Ranking - 43rd
Adult Ranking - 40th
Youth Ranking - 48th
Prevalence of Mental Illness - 49th
Access to Care Ranking - 17th
When it comes to negative mental health statistics, one of the biggest reasons is usually that people just don't have access to mental healthcare. Maybe their insurance doesn't afford it, or there are no free or low-budget treatment options.
Interestingly enough, Colorado is 17th in mental health access. Yes, we could be doing better, but we are in the higher half. For insurance carriers, Colorado ranks 8th, which is quite good. The problem is that many people just don't want to get the care they need. Perhaps it's due to the stigma, or they feel like they will be judged or put on medication they don't want.
Therapy doesn't have to involve medication, and a therapist will not judge you. They have probably seen a lot worse than your situation. Do not be afraid to see a therapist just because you're afraid of being judged.
Colorado has a lot of work to do when it comes to mental health, and there as a citizen, the change begins with you. Help someone in need. Get help if you are suffering. We all can do this together and improve our mental health crisis.
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•72.45% of TMS Solutions' clinical patients have a response rate with a reduction in symptoms of greater than 50%.
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Dr. Bob Sammons received a bachelors and masters degree from Auburn University, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia as well as a Forensic Psychiatry fellowship. While a Captain in the U.S. Air Force he helped set up and run the treatment phase of the Air Force Drug Treatment program. He has practiced adult psychiatry in Grand Junction for 29 years.
He received training in TMS in 2006 from Dr. Alvaro Pascual‑Leone, from Dr. Mark George in 2017 and returned to Harvard for Dr. Pascual-Leone's intensive course in TMS in 2018. He is the Chief Medical Officer for TMS Solutions with TMS offices in various locations in the Western United States. Having joined the faculty of the University of Washington Medical School, Dr. Sammons wrote and implemented the curriculum for the fourth year psychiatry residents' TMS rotation through TMS Solutions' Spokane clinic. He is a member of the Clinical TMS Society and serves on four national committees. He has been known to cook a little BBQ.
I am a Certified TMS Technician, as well as Licensed Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant. I was born in the Grand Valley and feel we are so blessed to have such an innovative treatment in our area! I was drawn to TMS when I watched the love of my life struggle with depression. He had tried everything and TMS was his last hope. TMS changed my husband’s life, and we will forever be grateful. I wholeheartedly believe that this treatment works, as I have seen it in my own family. I love my job because every day I am able to help people when they really need it. It is an incredible thing to witness people improving and growing! I am a proud mother to two little girls, and a wife to my amazing husband.