Mental Health Partners Supports Resilience, Hope During National Mental Health Awareness Month 2021
As Mental Health Partners (MHP) honors 2021 National Mental Health Awareness (NMHA) Month, we recognize events of this past year, including the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic, the tragedy that affected the Boulder community on March 22nd, civil unrest, last year’s wildfires, and social justice issues, have contributed to mental health challenges, such as increased stress, anxiety, and grief.
However, this past year has also brought to light our community’s ability to tap into our strength and resilience. It is in this spirit MHP has created several NMHA Month activities and events throughout May. See below for the highlights or view full list here: www.mhpcolorado.org/mental-health-awareness-month-2021/. For support and coping skills regarding trauma response, please visit www.mhpcolorado.org/community-in-mourning. To access resources about vaccine anxiety or mental wellbeing during the pandemic, please visit: www.mhpcolorado.org/covid-19-updates/.
New clients can access MHP’s mental health services by calling (303) 443-8500. For immediate mental health support, please visit our 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services at 3180 Airport Road, Boulder CO, call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. Resources regarding
NMHA Month 2021 Activities:
- Tending Our Hearts, Catching Our Breaths
This series will explore the embodied impact and related feelings in the aftermath of the Table Mesa Incident. All bodies are welcome for this accessible program of community processing. Register here: eventbrite.com/e/cultivating-community-resilience-after-tragedy-tickets-150652715327
MAY 13th – 3:00-4:15 pm: Celebrating our Resilience
MAY 19th – 3:00-4:15 pm: Cultivating our Hope
- Facebook Livestream: Finding A Joy Focus in Difficult Times
Come play games with the MHP Outreach team about what it is like to stay strong as we move through the era of COVID-19 and aftermath of Table Mesa Incident. Register via Eventbrite and, at the time of the event, click on the Facebook Live video on your newsfeed.
May 25th – 2:00-3:00 pm
Register here: : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-awareness-month-finding-a-joy-focus-in-difficult-times-tickets-150651842717?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
- Submit a Reflection on Grief, Resilience, or Hope
Digitally submit an art piece or creative writing sharing your experience with grief, resilience, and hope. These submissions will be posted on a special #BoulderStrong blog series and on MHP’s social media pages. Submit entries here: email@example.com.
- Planting Seeds of Hope
In remembrance of grief experiences from this past year, including the Table Mesa Incident, our Colorado Spirit Outreach Team will be handing out Colorado Wildflower Seed Gifts as a symbol of resilience. Learn more about this initiative here: mhpcolorado.org/covid-19-updates.
- “Share Your Story” Podcast: Spotlight on Behavioral Healthcare Workers
The second series of the SYS Podcast spotlights mental health and compassion fatigue challenges from behavioral healthcare workers during the ongoing pandemic. Keep an ear out for new episodes here: mhpcolorado.org/share-your-story-podcast/
- Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Trainings
We are offering a series of Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Building Trainings virtually and in-person. Register and learn more here: mhpcolorado.org/training/
- “TogetherStrong” Fund
Support the work of Mental Health Partners’ caregiving team who are providing individual and group counseling to those most affected by the March 22nd Gifts can be made online at www.mhpcolorado.org/donate-today/.
- Go Green on Facebook
Honor National Mental Health Awareness Month by adding a MHP green ribbon frame to your profile photo. Simply go to Facebook, click on update profile picture, select “add frame”, then search for “MHP Mental Health Awareness” and our frame should come up.
About National Mental Health Awareness Month:
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.
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. 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. Learn more at: www.mhpcolorado.org.