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High Risk At High Altitude: How Have The Events Of The Last Year Impacted Our Relationships?

Feb 2, 2021

One way to take care of yourself during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay connected to your loved ones, but what happens when you have a disagreement or a falling out with the people you’re supposed to feel most connected to, and how does that affect your mental health?

In our latest conversation from the “High Risk At High Altitude Series,” Aspen Public Radio talked with Glenwood Springs-based mental health expert Jackie Skramstad. She began her work in family counseling and is now the Clinical Operations Manager for Mind Springs Health, which operates in the Valley as well as in ten counties across Colorado’s Western Slope. 

Morning Edition host Eleanor Bennett spoke with Skramstad about how the events of the last year -- everything from COVID-19, to the insurrection at the U-S Capitol and the spread of conspiracy theories -- have impacted people’s relationships with their friends and family in the Roaring Fork Valley. 


You can still take part in the “High Risk At High Altitude Series” by sending your mental health questions to and putting “Mental Health Project” in the subject line.