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June / July 2019
4 Ways to Stay Healthy this Summer
Mental health and physical health are largely connected, so by taking care of your body, you're also taking care of your mind. 

Here are five things to remember this summer to help you take care of your body and mind:

1. Get your rest

Routines may vary with summer events, but aim to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Keep your room cool and shades pulled to help make your sleep more comfortable.
Why? Sleep helps resolve some of the day to day stress we experience. Getting good sleep has been linked to improvement in mood and reduction in risk of depression and anxiety, among other major health concerns.

2. Move your body

Added heat (even if it's dry heat!) can make exercise uncomfortable in the summer months. Try getting some exercise in the morning hours before the sun is at its peak. Or break up your day and go for shorter walk breaks throughout your day.
Why? We know that research tells us exercise has a strong impact on improving our health, and that includes our mental health! Incorporating regular movement into your life can help with stress relief and an overall improvement in mood.
To read the full article, visit our blog:   https://www.jcmh.org/4-tips-to-stay-healthy-this-summer/
Introducing Call-In Meditation Sessions from the Comfort of your Couch
We are pleased to offer call-in morning meditation sessions each Wednesday in partnership with the Jefferson County Public Library. Call in from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you'd like, to reduce stress, quiet the mind, and set your intentions.
Call 303-502-5189 on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. through December, 2019 to partici pate.
Wondering why you Should Become a Mental Health First Aider?
Are you interested in learning more about mental health and don't know where to start? Do you wan t to learn how to help when someone you know is in crisis?  
Over 1 million Americans have taken the first step to stomp out stigma in their own communities with Mental Health First Aid, and you can join them. Take a Mental Health First Aid class and you'll learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of a range of mental health and substance use disorders, and will build the skills and confidence to help someone in crisis.
Jefferson Center offers this class FREE to our community every month - join us for an upcoming session! 
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jefferson Center |  Clear & Coal Creek Conference Room
4851 Independence Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Adult Mental Health First Aid
Friday, August 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
12995 W 72nd Ave, Arvada, CO 80005
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Golden Community Center
1470 10th St, Golden, CO 80401
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Wednesday, October 30 and Wednesday, November 6, 2019
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jefferson Center
4851 Independence St
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Are you Interested in Tai Chi? Do you Want to Learn how to Practice Forgiveness?
Our New Summer Wellness Catalog has hit the Shelves!

We're excited to share the Summer 2019 Wellness Catalog with you. 

Our wellness classes build on your unique strengths and interests, to help you improve your total health - mind and body! This summer, set aside time to work on YOU. Dig in to our wellness catalog and find a class that fits your fancy. 

Classes include: 

Tai Chi for Healing
- Learning to Forgive
- The Power of Habit 

- Self-Compassion

- Dance your Stress Away

- Men's Wellness Workshop

+ more!




Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders.
 
Serving our community is at the core of everything we do.
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