Date: May 5, 2020
Media Contact: Kristina Shaw, MHP Public Information Officer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1949, May has been recognized as National Mental Health Awareness (NMHA) Month – a time to honor mental health by raising awareness and reducing stigma about mental illnesses and suicide, educating the public about wellness strategies and expressing appreciation for behavioral health professionals. This year’s NMHA Month celebrations are even more momentous as it coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, which has emphasized the importance of incorporating mental wellbeing into overall whole-person care.
During these uncertain times, Mental Health Partners (MHP) is honored to continue to provide uninterrupted essential mental health and addiction recovery services to our clients, serve as the expert for these topics, and recognize the dedication of our staff, and all behavioral health professionals. In celebration of NMHA Month, MHP is offering a series of events and programs throughout the month of May. See below for the highlights:
Join MHP in Celebrating National Mental Health Awareness Month:
View full list of events here: www.mhpcolorado.org/mental-health-awareness-month-2020
- May 5, 2020: Giving Tuesday
Join in this national day of unity by contributing our COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides necessities, such as transportation, tele-communications and supplies, to our clients. Donate today: mhpcolorado.org/donate-today
- May 6, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm
Moving Beyond Trauma Virtual Webinar: Collective Trauma and Resourcefulness During COVID-19
In this free, virtual webinar, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners and a nationally recognized expert in traumatic stress, will discuss how we are experiencing the current pandemic as a collective trauma and explore how cultivating resourcefulness and resilience will help us move forward with strength and hope. Spaces still available! Register: movingbeyondtrauma.org
- May 13, 2020 | 5:30-6:30pm
Virtual Trauma-Informed Yoga with Melissa Carey
This relaxing and healing yoga class will be held free and online via Zoom. No prior experience is necessary. Spaces still available! Register: movingbeyondtrauma.org
- May 28, 2020 | 2:00-3:30pm
Free Suicide Prevention Training: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Join MHP’s expert training team via Zoom for our most popular suicide prevention training. Spaces still available! Register: mhpcolorado.org/training
- Go Green Online
Add a special MHP NMHA Month green ribbon frame to your Facebook profile photo. Click on “update profile picture”, select “add frame”, then search for “MHP Mental Health Awareness” for our personalized frame. Join the conversation online by following and using these hashtags: #Tools2Thrive #breakthestigma, #MHAM #MentalHealthAwareness and #MHP
- Download our “Mental Health Packet”
This expert-crafted packet features resources, information and tips regarding parenting, suicide prevention, reducing anxiety and more during this public health crisis. Documents in this packet are available in both English and Spanish and are available here: mhpcolorado.org/covid-19-updates.
- Connect (virtually!) with our Community Health Workers
Our CHW team is available to help navigate individuals through various community resources via Facebook facebook.com/groups/mhpcommunityhealthworkers
or phone: (303) 545-0852. Please leave a message and someone will return the call in a timely fashion. The CHW team is available on Facebook and by phone Monday – Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. More info available here: www.mhpcolorado.org/community-health-workers.
MHP is still accepting new clients via our main phone number (303) 443-8500. Until May 31st, we will be continuing to provide most of our services remotely (phone or Zoom), with select in-person services occurring at certain locations. More information available here: www.mhpcolorado.org/locations. Our 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services remains open. Community members not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can utilize the Walk-In facility at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder CO. If an individual is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage him/her to call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to receive mental health crisis care.
About Mental Health Partners:
In alignment with our mission – Healing is our purpose. Help is our promise. Health is our passion. – Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides immediate access to expert mental health and substance use care so people can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives. Operational updates regarding our COVID-19 response, as well as resources, can be found at: www.mhpcolorado.org/covid-19-updates, and our social media pages (Facebook @MentalHealthPartnersCO | Twitter: @MentalHealthCO). For more information or to access services, call (303) 443-8500 or visit www.mhpcolorado.org. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis, please call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255 or go directly to our 24/7 Walk-In Center at 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder, CO.