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May is Mental Health Month

2012 Calendar of Events Friday, April 27 –

Denver – “Expanding Our Vision: Positive Outcomes from around the World” • The National Empowerment Center and Amy Smith present this event that brings nationally renowned speakers together to share their stories about mental health. • 9:00am – 4:00pm, registration begins at 8:00am, The Colorado Institute of Mental Health at Fort Logan Auditorium, 3250 West Oxford Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80236 • Register online at www.power2u.org/events o $45 Professionals/Providers & $25 PIRs/Peers o Includes continental breakfast & box lunch

Monday, April 30 & Tuesday, May 1 -

Denver – Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Offered by the Mental Health Center of Denver • A ground-breaking public education course designed to give you the tools to recognize common behavioral health problems and the skills and confidence to help. The program gives participants a concrete action plan to help someone showing symptoms of mental illness or substance abuse until an appropriate professional, peer or family support arrives. • 2 Days, April 30th, 8:30am-5:30pm and May 1st, 8:30am – 1:00pm, at the Mental Health Center of Denver, 4141 East Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222 • Register online at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class


May is Mental Health Month Tuesday, May 1 -

Denver – May is Mental Health Month Proclamation at the Colorado State Capitol by Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia • Noon – 12:30pm, West Foyer of Colorado State Capitol, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203 • Public entrance on south side, basement level and north side, first floor. • Free and open to the public

Wednesday, May 2 -

Aurora – “Living Life to the Fullest” Aurora Mental Health Center’s 8th Annual Spring Benefit Luncheon • Luncheon will feature The Water Coolers, a New Yorkbased music and comedy group that uses Broadway talent to satirically celebrate the things we share around the water cooler every day – life, work, kids, husbands, wives, travel, technology–and trying to balance it. • 11:30am – 1:00pm, Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast, 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO • Contact Heather Jackson at 303-617-2313 or email heatherjackson@aumhc.org • Register online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp, event code: WaterCoolers

Thursday, May 3 –

Colorado Springs – Blame Sally Benefit Concert for AspenPointe Health Service’s Creative Expressions Program, in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month • Blame Sally has a unique collective of four distinct voices and musical backgrounds. The group has forged a compelling and original sound that has earned the band the well deserved reputation as a “Bay Area phenomenon.” • 6:00pm, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center • Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: http://www.stargazerstheatre.com/blame-sally/ • The public can purchase Angel Sponsor tickets for clients who cannot afford to attend the concert.


May is Mental Health Month Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4 -

Denver – Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Offered by the Mental Health Center of Denver • A ground-breaking public education course designed to give you the tools to recognize common behavioral health problems and the skills and confidence to help. The program gives participants a concrete action plan to help someone showing symptoms of mental illness or substance abuse until an appropriate professional, peer or family support arrives. • 2 Days, May 3rd, 8:30am-5:30pm and May 4th, 8:30am – 1:00pm, at the Mental Health Center of Denver, 4141 East Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222 • Register online at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class

Monday, May 7 Friday, May 11 -

Denver – Behavioral Health agencies from across the state will have informational display tables on exhibit weeklong at the Colorado State Capitol • North Foyer, First Floor, Colorado State Capitol, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203 • Public entrance on south side, basement level and north side, first floor. • Free and open to the public

Wednesday, May 9th- Greeley – Public Forum and Littler Prevention Campus Open House • 4:00pm - 6:00 pm, Littler Prevention Campus, 2350 3rd Street Road, Greeley, CO 80631 • Free and open to the public


May is Mental Health Month Wednesday, May 9th- Denver – “Heroes of Hope” Second Annual Division of Behavioral Health Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day • Join us to hear from young people sharing their stories of resiliency and identifying their personal heroes. Participate in a conversation about how to become a “Hero of Hope” • 9:30am - 12:00 pm, Fort Logan Auditorium, 3520 West Oxford Avenue, Denver, CO • Free and open to the public

Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 Wheat Ridge – Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Offered by Jefferson Center for Mental Health • Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour, ground-breaking public education course designed to give you the tools to recognize common mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program gives participants a concrete action plan to help someone showing symptoms of mental illness or substance abuse until an appropriate professional, peer or family support arrives. • 4 Wednesdays – May 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:00-9:00pm, 4851 Independence St., Wheat Ridge, CO • Register online at http://www.jcmh.org/Programs/MHFirstAid/mhfaclass.cf m?utm_source=May+is+MH+Month&utm_campaign=M H+Month&utm_medium=email


May is Mental Health Month Wednesday, May 9th Thursday, May 10 Colorado Springs – “Rewriting the Story in Our Own Words” – National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Colorado Springs • Event features breakfast, a brief, documentary-style video featuring individuals and family helped by NAMI, a vocal performance by Room 46 from Colorado College, and The Mitguard’s: Folk, Roots and Americana Music • 7:00am – 8:30am, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, 80903 • RSVP by Friday, May 4th. Call 719-473-8477 or online at http://www.namicoloradosprings.org/register-forclasses/sign-up

Thursday, May 10 -

Canon City – Join West Central Mental Health Center as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary! • Special Guest Speaker George DelGrosso, CEO of the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and Louise Delgado, Executive Director of West Central MHC. • 4:00pm – 6:00pm, The Abbey, 2951 East US Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212 • This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 10 -

Denver – A Night at the Art Museum – a benefit for Jefferson Center for Mental Health • This great event will feature a Private Viewing of the Western American & Photography Gallery, a dinner by the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, and a silent auction benefitting the Jefferson Center for Mental Health. • 5:30 – 9:00pm, Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, North Building , Denver, CO 80203 • Make your reservation online at http://www.jeffersonmentalhealth.org/Events/ArtMuseu m/museum.cfm?utm_source=May+is+MH+Month&utm_ campaign=MH+Month&utm_medium=email or call 303432-5144


May is Mental Health Month Friday, May 11 -

Centennial – Arapahoe/ Douglas Mental Health Network 11th Annual Mental Health Benefit Luncheon • Decadent lunch, uplifting award ceremony, and keynote speech given by Tonier Cain. • 11:00 am-1:00pm, Inverness Hotel & Conference Center • RSVP by May 4th • Register now! 1. Online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp, event code ADMHN511 2. By phone, call 303-779-9676

Wednesday, May 16 - Denver – Mental Health America of Colorado’s Pro Bono Counseling & Referral Program’s 25th Anniversary • Join us for a time of celebration to recognize the volunteers who have provided services and the nonprofit and organization host sites who have donated meeting space so that their clients may benefit from the program, and to raise funds to continue the program. • 5:30pm – at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek • To RSVP, visit www.blacktie-colorado.com and use event code: MHAC516 • $50 for young professionals, $75 for patrons

Wednesday, May 16 – Denver – Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month at Coors Field and cheer on your Colorado Rockies! • Join advocates from around the state as we watch the Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field! • Start Time – 6:40 pm, Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street, Denver 80205 • Discount tickets for this event are sold out. Buy online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1E0047702E6B5483?t fl=Colorado_Rockies-Tickets-Single_Game_Tickets-na-x0


May is Mental Health Month Friday, May 18 -

Fort Collins – “Bridging the Divide” Annual Suicide Awareness & Prevention Summit • Mark your calendars for the all-day annual “Bridging the Divide” Summit. This year’s conference is designed to highlight innovations in suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention, and will offer programs and initiatives designed to reach people in all aspects of life – where we live, learn, work and play. • Additional Pre-Conference Workshops on May 17th • Click here for more information and to register or email julie.gibbs@colostate.edu or call 970-491-7501

Tuesday, May 22 -

Colorado Springs – “Spotlight on Stigma: Stories of Hope” • Art show and reception with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and an evening of stories, poetry, music and art by AspenPointe clients aimed at dismantling stigma and shedding light on recovery • 5:00 – 5:45pm, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado College • Tickets are $5, Register online at http://www.aspenpointe.org/ViewEvent.html?eid=317& KeepThis=true&&th=1

Thursday, May 24 –

Denver – 2012 Recovery Conference – Understanding Mental Illness: Defeating Stigma • Features workshops on the latest in recovery strategies. Keynote address by Dr. Patrick Corrigan, Don’t Call Me Nuts! Beating the Stigma of Mental Illness • 8:00 am – 4:30pm, 1st Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80113 • This is a free event • To register, email Kaylynn Dougal at kaylynn.dougall@mhcd.org or call 303-504-6500.


May is Mental Health Month Thursday, May 31 & Friday, June 1 -

Denver – Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Offered by the Mental Health Center of Denver • Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour, ground-breaking public education course designed to give you the tools to recognize common mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program gives participants a concrete action plan to help someone showing symptoms of mental illness or substance abuse until an appropriate professional, peer or family support arrives. • 2 Days, May 31st, 8:30am-5:30pm and June 1st, 8:30am – 1:00pm, at the Mental Health Center of Denver, 4141 East Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222 • Register online at www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class

This Calendar was put together with the support of Colorado’s Behavioral Health Partnership


May is Mental Health Month About The Partnership The Behavioral Health Partnership is a long-standing group of mental health and substance use disorder stakeholder organizations. Mission: To raise awareness of mental health and substance use disorder issues and ensure quality systems of care and treatment, policy, and funding for mental health through unified action. Key Goals: • Present as one voice to policy makers whenever possible •

Reduce stigma

Ensure services are recovery and resiliency focused

Increase the influence of behavioral health in state government

Advocate for access to appropriate medications in the most cost effective way

2012 May is Mental Health Month Calendar  

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