High Risk At High Altitude
Aspen Public Radio is going to spend the next few months talking about mental health. In general, living in an isolated, rural mountain community is hard during the winter season. We know our region is prone to issues with mental wellness and higher rates of suicide. But when you factor in the news of the last several months, it begins to weigh more heavily.
We plan to focus on the collision of pandemic depression and seasonal depression. We will talk about how the "new normal" for the holidays is weighing on many of us. We'll touch on how parents and kids are managing the world around them together, but also separately.
We’ll be talking with local experts, but the Aspen Public Radio newsroom also wants to hear directly from our listeners. We encourage you to contact us with any questions, comments or stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and putting "Mental Health Project" in the subject line.
Our series airs every two weeks starting Tuesday, Dec. 1.