SOUTHERN COLORADO — For today's KOAA Survey, the News5 team wants to know what you do to try to improve your mental health?
39% Talk with friends
28% Still looking for solutions
21% Emotional support from animals
12% Seek counseling
Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.
The News5 team is focusing on providing mental health resources to service members, veterans, and military family members through our You Are Not Alone initiative. Yet, veterans and those close to the armed forces aren't the only people who are impacted by mental health struggles. This universal problem has crept its way into the lives of first responders. As a result, the Pueblo Police Department has introduced a department-wide service dog. This support dog will help officers decompress after working tirelessly to protect the community.
Also, the Pueblo Police Department will be hosting a naming competition that allows community members to give the dog their new moniker.