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Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group changes name

Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, the second-largest, nonprofit in the city with 500 employees and 30,000 clients,  is no more. Instead, the organization – and its many related groups – will now be called AspenPointe. It’s one of many initiatives started by the group more than two years ago in an attempt to define and… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group changes name

Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group leaders will travel to the nation’s capital tomorrow to participate in a roundtable discussion aimed at finding treatment solutions to the invisible wounds of war: post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group plans to share new data on the effectiveness of its Peer Navigator… Continue Reading Springs health group to testify about PTSD in Washington

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The 4th Judicial District is creating a special court for war veterans who commit nonviolent crimes. It’s intended to give them an added opportunity for treatment instead of punishment. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. The district attorney’s office unveiled plans for the court during a press conference yesterday, but a pilot program… Continue Reading Court created for veterans

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Grant to help homeless get jobs, homes

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A Colorado Springs collaboration of government and nonprofit groups has received a five year, $1.5 million grant to combat homelessness and help substance abusers. The grant comes from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The collaboration, called the Colorado Springs Shelter Plus Care Services Enhancement Project, is a joint effort of the… Continue Reading Grant to help homeless get jobs, homes

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Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group will launch a free, anonymous depression screening at www.ppbhg.org on Oct. 8. The screenings are held in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week and the Heroes in Mental Health Luncheon, also on Oct. 8. The online screening tool consists of 10 simple questions and is completed in a couple of minutes.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Behavioral Health to launch online depression test

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Forum to examine Springs’ high suicide rate

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Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group is exploring the reasons behind the Colorado Springs’ high suicide rate during a day-long panel event from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event will feature a panel of local and state suicide experts as well as a community… Continue Reading Forum to examine Springs’ high suicide rate

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