In the News

2019

OCTOBER

advertisement for Expressive Writing Workshops at Mt. Carmel - Photo of class participants

KOAA News’ Reporter Jessica Barreto announces a new Expressive Writing program at Mt. Carmel, Thursdays, 4-6 pm, for Veterans, Military, Family members and caregivers. The powerful creative writing program encourages participants to explore experiences and possibilities to increase overall wellness. The free class is conducted by Colorado Humanities with funding through the National Endowment for the Arts. All materials provided.

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SEPTEMBER

Screen capture of news coverage shows US Flag and says Stigma Veterans Face

Mt. Carmel’s Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer, and Kirsten Belaire, Behavioral Health Director, spoke with KRDO News’ Reporter Alexis Dominguez on stigma veterans face in seeking mental health care.

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AUGUST

Photo of three panelists at community discussion on suicide
Courtesy of KKTV

Chief Operating Officer Bob McLaughlin joined The Gazette & KKTV 11 News’ Community Conversation on efforts to prevent suicide, Aug 21.

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JULY

The Gazette features Mt. Carmel & our partners’ efforts to provide Behavioral Health care

We are thankful to The Gazette staff for spotlighting our efforts & those of our partners in caring for Veterans, Military & Families. Mt. Carmel has provided 8,000+ hours of traditional (individual & group) and non-traditional (art, yoga, tai-chi) therapy on-site. Partnerships with master’s programs in front range academia allow Mt. Carmel to develop future cohorts of clinicians culturally competent in caring for the mil/vet community.

Read the story at Gazette.com Here
Watch the Gazette.com Video Here
Join the Conversation Here

APRIL

National MilSpouse Career Summit:

Mt. Carmel Goes to War on MilSpouse Unemployment/Underemployment

Mt. Carmel, in partnership with KRDO News Radio and the MilHousing Network, conducted the National MilSpouse Career Summit on April 4. The live webcast from Mt. Carmel featured two panels of experts, resource providers and employers, who are working to turn the tide on national military spouse unemployment, currently 30 percent, and underemployment, currently 56 percent. A special thank-you to our panelists and partners for making this effort possible.

Watch the Summit Here
Podcast Version
Join the Conversation Here

MARCH

Battle Rages Against Veteran Suicide

Mt. Carmel continues the fight against the national tragedy of veteran suicide with robust Behavioral Health and Wellness program supported by all other Mt. Carmel programs, services and partners. Mt. Carmel’s Chief Operating Officer, Retired Army Col. Bob McLaughlin and our Behavioral Health Program Director, Kirsten Belaire discussed our efforts with KRDO/ABC Channel 13’s News Anchor/Reporter Bart Bedsole.

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JANUARY

KCME Radio Interview on Veterans Climb

Mt. Carmel’s Bob McLaughlin discusses, “Veterans Climb”, a Mt. Carmel-led partnership changing lives of Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Host Keith Simon spoke with Bob & Mt. Carmel Community Ambassador Michael Pennica of Pennica Financial Group, LLC for 88.7 FM KCME Classical Music Radio and 93.5 FM – Jazz for Colorado Springs.