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Aspen Athletes and Mental Fitness by Ryan Marcil

In most races or sporting events, the overarching focus is placed on the physical attributes and performances that are required by the particular athletic endeavor. This is partly because they are necessary in order to complete or win a competition, but also because they are the tangible aspects of sport that people can see and

3 Important Steps to Managing Stress

Show me someone who never gets stressed and I’ll show you someone who is kidding himself. Everyone experiences stress, even if they have different triggers. The good news is that you can control stress. Below are a few easy, positive steps you can take to wrestle control away from those stressors and get some peace

H2O for the Mind

Drinking water is typically associated with staying physically healthy and fit, but did you know that it affects your ability to think and your mental health? When you do not have enough water in your system, you may feel light-headed and have trouble focusing on simple tasks. This may in turn make you irritable and/or

Worried About Worry?

Everyone regularly experiences anxiety, from minor concerns such as getting the grocery shopping done on time to the fear of missing a flight. It is not surprising, then, that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. However, the commonplace nature of worry in our society can make it difficult

Responsibility Around Suicidal Clients

In the Roaring Fork Valley there have been a number of suicides recently – which is never a feel good talk as a clinician. When the community does speak of the statistics around suicide, Aspen Strong encourages you, as a professional in the community, to have a listening hear, but also let them know of the good work that many providers,

June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and we encourage you all to reach out to your friends, colleagues, family and community to talk about men and mental health. Statistics will show that most men are quite vulnerable when it comes to this area of their health. Seeking help, however, is a sign of strength and shows that you care