Mental Health Awareness Month

You are Not Alone. Your Community is Here for You.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We invite you to join us and our community partners for a variety of trainings, events, and resources to support the well-being of you and your loved ones.


Mental Health Partners Events & Training

Mental Health Partners presents Community Conversations with Co-CEOs Jen Leosz and Dixie Casford

Date: Tuesday, May 24th 6:00-6:45pm

Location: Virtual/Online (event hosted through Zoom)

Cost: FREE

To register, visit: Mental Health Partners Presents Community Conversations (

Details: Mental Health Partners is honored to serve the people of Boulder and Broomfield counties with expert care in mental health and substance use services. We want to invite you to an open conversation to discuss our programs and community partnerships, and to share more about what we do as your community mental health center. Join our co-CEOs, Jen and Dixie, and your questions will lead our topics of conversation.


Training: Question, Persuade, Refer: Three Steps Anyone Can Learn to Help Prevent Suicide

Date: Thursday, May 26th 9:00-10:30am

Location: Virtual/Online

Cost: FREE in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

To register contact:

Details: The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.


Event: Mindful Coloring: Mindfulness Can Improve Our Overall Sense of Well-Being

Details: Similar to meditation, mindful coloring enables us to focus on the moment. By focusing on how we choose and apply color in a design, we can suspend our inner dialogue, stop the flow of extraneous thoughts, and unplug from our often stressful activities. Use our utensils and patterns to relax your brain and calm your thoughts, along with negating those potentially negative self-appraisals.

Dates and Locations

Lafayette Library

Wednesday, May 4th 2:00-4:00pm


TGTHR: The Source Youth Resource Center

Friday, May 6th 12:30-2:30pm


Recovery Café

Tuesday, May 10th 12:00-2:00pm


The Refuge

Tuesday, May 17th 10:00am-12:00pm


Lafayette Library (includes Kindness Matters activity*)

Wednesday, May 18th 4:00-6:00pm


Our Center in Longmont

Thursday, May 19th 11:00am-1:00pm


Broomfield Library (includes Kindness Matters activity*)

Friday, May 20th 2:00-5:00pm (English and Spanish)


*Kindness Matters: The Community Health Workers team will discuss with children how assisting others can improve happiness and overall well-being. For practical application, every child will be encouraged to create a chart of different tasks that they want to complete for others in the community. For example, holding the door open for someone or helping a neighbor with yard work. Each time they complete a task, they will mark it off on their chart. The goal is that everyone will bring back their completed charts and, with the library’s permission, the charts will be put up on display.


Community Partner Events

Rise Against Suicide

Event: Emerge 5K 2022

Date: Sunday, May 1st 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Boulder Reservoir

Cost: FREE

Details: The Emerge 5K is Rise Against Suicide’s biggest annual fundraiser, and the funds raised ensure they can continue to fulfill their organizational mission of breaking the social and financial barriers to mental health care for youth. Each year, Rise Against Suicide funds thousands of therapy sessions for youth under the age of 19 who are uninsured or underinsured and burdened with suicidal ideation.

For more info and to register, visit:


Atonement Lutheran Church Boulder (in collaboration with Interfaith Network on Mental Illness)

Event: “Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness”

Date: Worship with Rv. Dr. Sarah Lund Sunday, May 1st 9:30am

Location: Atonement Lutheran Church Boulder, 685 Inca Pkwy, Boulder

Details: Rv. Dr. Lund’s 16-year-old niece died by suicide in the fall of 2020 and after her death, the family learned that silence and stigma were barriers in getting help. What can we do to help break down these barriers in our communities?


Event: “Transforming Stigma into Hope: Storytelling and Mental Illness”

Date: Sunday, May 1st 11:00am

Location: Atonement Lutheran Church Boulder, 685 Inca Pkwy, Boulder


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Event: NAMIWalks 5K for Mental Health Awareness

Date: Saturday, May 21st 9:00am

Location: Centennial Center Park, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Cost: Free (donations encouraged)

Details: When you join or support a team, you are contributing to the movement and this moment of opening doors throughout the mental health world. United, we are a force: increasing awareness, raising funds and building a stronger community. We’re in this together, and together we will walk toward a future where our dream of Mental Health for All comes true.

For more info and to register, visit:


Event: OCD In Children – What Is It Really Like?

Date: Tuesday, May 24th 7:00pm

Location: Virtual/Online

Cost: FREE

Details: Learn about the true nature of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and the devastating effects it can have on young people’s lives. Previously classified as an anxiety disorder, OCD is now recognized as a separate disorder with unique symptoms and treatment. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms, which treatments have been proven to be effective, and how to find help and support. Specific guidelines for how parents, school professionals, and the public can support children with OCD are included. The short and inspiring documentary “UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie” will be presented as well.

For more info and to register, visit:




Parent Engagement Network

Event: 20-Year Celebration: Celebrating 20 years of supporting parents in raising health, happy humans.

For more information contact: Paula Nelson at



This listing of community services is funded by contributions raised through Mental Health Partners’ 2021 CHALLENGE (Skyline Traverse trail run, virtual Bike, and Couch Challenge). Watch for information about the 2022 CHALLENGE on September 10, 2022.