Healthy Conversations: Embedded Behavioral Health at Fort Carson

May 4, 2012

The National Institute for Mental Health estimates about one in five American adults suffers from some form of mental illness. While May is Mental Health Awareness month, we’re bringing you something a little different for our Healthy Conversation. Fort Carson recently hosted a media day to highlight some of the behavioral health programs in place at the base, one of which includes a benchmark program that’s just beginning the process of being implemented Army-wide. KRCC’s Katherine-Claire O’Connor was there and has this report.

For more information:

Centers for Disease Control: Mental Health
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Local Resources:

Colorado's Community Behavioral Health
AspenPointe: Mental Health

You can also hear more about programs at Fort Carson by revisiting the Western Skies roundtable from March, 2011.