Mental Health in the classroom: NMHIC’s partnership with MSU Denver

“Between one-half to two-thirds of all school-aged children experience trauma, and more than 20 percent of children have multiple traumatic experiences. Children who have experienced trauma can develop emotional, behavioral, cognitive and/or social difficulties that adversely impact their ability to learn and succeed in school. Schools and teachers are often ill equipped to address the needs of these children while …

Podcast: Peggy Hill and Sam Hubley

Two members of our team, Peggy Hill and Sam Hubley sat down with the Colorado State Innovation Model for a chat about the work that happens at the center, with a particular focus on our Tech Innovation Network . Listen here!

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 …