TEDxMileHigh: Matt Vogl’s talk

On Saturday, December 1st, NMHIC was featured prominently at the Bellco Theater in downtown Denver for TEDxMileHigh, a forum for exciting new ideas in the community to be explored and shown to the world. Eighteen speakers and performers took the stage to share about their life experiences, their work, and the potential for real societal change beginning in Denver. The …

EVENT: Matt Vogl speaking at TEDxMileHigh

The Center is excited to announce that our Chief Executive, Matt Vogl, has been invited to at TEDx Mile High on December 1st! Join us at the Bellco Theatre in Denver for this exciting evening! Tickets can be purchased here: Schedule

NMHIC Recognized Internationally- Matt Vogl is well recieved in China

The number of individuals experiencing a mental illness in the US is overwhelming, and the National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC), led by Executive Director Matt Vogl, is focused on improving mental health access and treatment through innovations, such as virtual reality (VR). In October, the importance of VR in mental health was underscored when Vogl traveled to Nanchang, Jiangxi …

Broken Hearts and Stunned Public: Suicides Take Front Page

How can this be? This week, two prominent people, both bright lights in their industries, died from suicide.  Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef turned author and TV host, who seemed to always grab life by the lapels with vigor and humor, died June 8. Kate Spade, the designer whose empire starting with women’s handbags, built a brand of joy – …

Teardrop Tattoos, Prison Life and Smart Justice

The teardrop tattoos on his face were clues that the inmate was imprisoned for a serious violent crime, probably murder. He and the other inmates we met were, clearly, not the usual people that we engage in our quest for innovations in mental healthcare. As we prepared to take virtual reality tools to the maximum-security Spring Creek Correctional Center in …

Olympics, Technology and Inspiration

Every Olympics produces great competition and memorable stories. Remember these moments? In Beijing 2008, Michael Phelps’ eight gold medals as the greatest swimmer of all time and Usain Bolt’s three gold for three world records as the fastest man alive. The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” as a ragtag group of Americans defeated the mighty Soviets in ice hockey. Gymnast Nadia …

Lesson: Mental Illness and American Business

Students at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business are studying accounting, finance, management, marketing, and…mental health?  That’s right.  Mental health is a business issue, being taken seriously in the workplace and also at the business school on the CU flagship campus. Loss of productivity, absenteeism, employee turnover, workplace accidents and disability: these are just a few of …

Finding Resiliency in a Pressure Cooker

Stress. Depression. Anxiety. Even suicide.  All are part of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where mental health resiliency can be overlooked as a vital part of success. It is time to change that, according to Resiliency Psychologist for the CU School of Medicine, Abbie Beacham, PhD.  “Being in a professional training or a graduate school is extremely stressful,” she explains. …