MHP: This Week
Please see below for a list of positive news, uplifting updates, kudos and mission moments from the week! These updates are submitted by MHP staff and highlight our organizational values and continued momentum forward. If you have a positive update you’d like listed, please email: AskAQuestion@mhpcolorado.org. This list will be updated every Friday.
Friday, December 7, 2018
800 Individuals Now Trained in Suicide Prevention!
As we prepare to wrap up 2018, we are excited to announce that 800 individuals in Boulder and Broomfield counties have completed a MHP-led suicide prevention. In the last six months we have made significant progress spreading the word about our expert-led trainings and each one of these trained individuals represent our work to spread this important information. We hope to hit our first goal of 1,000 by early next year! Training for staff is now available through Exceed (link available on the Staff page on MySource). Check out the schedule and sign-up today!
We appreciated everyone who contributed to MHP on CO Gives Day, last Tuesday, Dec. 4th. If you haven’t made your seasonal gift, yet, please visit our Donate page!
Also, we had a wonderful turnout of staff and community members at the annual MHP Client Holiday Art Fair last Wed. Dec 5th. Not only did this provide unique gifts for staff/community to purchase, but it also supports MHP’s mission for cultivating healthy lives, minds and communities. Thanks for those who supported this endeavor! Check out a couple of these quotes from client participants:
“I do all kinds of arts and crafts every week. We do jewelry, soap, Christmas decorations. It’s like they call it now ‘art therapy’ because it really is therapy.”
–Susan, MHP client selling her handmade jewelry
“Crochet was the first thing that allowed me to get out of my head and back into my body. I find it to be the most helpful in the winter time when I can’t get outside and take a walk. This is-for me- a way to get back into my body and really focus on what my emotions really are.”
— Angelica: MHP Client selling her handmade Messy Bun Beanies and Hairpin Lace Scarves.