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Mental Health Partners Hosts 2nd Annual Boulder Skyline Traverse

For Immediate Release | August 26, 2019 Media
Contact: Kristina Shaw, MHP Marketing Director and Public Information Officer (303) 545-0840 | kshaw@mhpcolorado.org

Mental Health Partners Hosts 2nd Annual Boulder Skyline Traverse
Funds raised will support suicide prevention efforts

On Saturday, September 14, Mental Health Partners (MHP) hosts its 2nd Annual Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge, a 16.3 mile run that spans the five peaks of Boulder’s western landscape. This year, the number of two-person teams has doubled to thirteen, for a total of 26 individuals competing to see which team raises most contributions towards the Challenge’s $20,000 goal. Funds raised will be invested in suicide prevention efforts, such as expanding community training/classes, offering scholarships for trainings, developing educational resources and support groups in Spanish and supporting trainings for youth in schools.

Teams participating in the Skyline Challenge have various reasons for participating – some are Mental Health Partners staff or clients, others have a personal connection to suicide or suicide prevention efforts, and others are simply athletes that are excited to tackle the challenging terrain – but all are excited to support Mental Health Partners’ mission to create healthier lives and communities, as well as create a suicide-safer community. Learn more about this year’s runners at: www.mhpcolorado.org/meet-the-teams.

Last year during the Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge, MHP launched its “Be 1 of 4098” suicide prevention campaign with the goal to train 4,098 individuals in Boulder and Broomfield counties in suicide prevention. To date, MHP has successfully trained almost 3,000 community members, with plans to keep expanding that number. During the month of October, MHP will defray training costs for Mental Health First Aid classes, thanks to proceeds raised from this event.

Donations for the Challenge are being collected through MHP’s Crowd Rise page: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/2019-boulder-skyline-traverse-challenge. To register and learn more about the variety of suicide prevention trainings MHP offers to individuals and groups, visit: www.mhpcolorado.org/training.

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. For more information or to access services, call (303) 443-8500 or visit 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.