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April 2017
A Good Belly Laugh Can Help Your Brain...and Your Belly

We all have a bad day now and then. You know, those days when you wake up grumpy and nothing seems to go your way--remember Alexander and his "terrible, horrible, no good very bad day?" But then your pet or your kid does something really cute that makes you laugh and your whole outlooks brightens!  Well, there's actually science behind that reaction--scientific facts reveal that a good belly laugh can improve our mind, body, and spirit.

We are a Top Workplace - 5 Years in a Row!
We are honored to announce that Jefferson Center for Mental Health was named to Denver Post's Top Workplaces list for the fifth year in a row
The Top Workplaces program was set up to recognize companies that have a great workplace and to encourage all organizations to improve the quality of their workplace. The companies included in the Denver Post's Top Workplaces were selected from the results of the survey that employees responded to - measuring qualities such as company leadership, direction, managers, new ideas, doers, meaningfulness, ethics, clued-in senior management, communication, appreciation, work/life flexibility, training and benefits.
We are very proud of the work our employees do and we appreciate the support from the communities we serve! If you are interested in working at Jefferson Center for Mental Health, check out our careers page at www.jcmh.org.
Just the Facts:  Children & Anxiety
At some time or another, just like adults, all children feel anxious.  It's a part of growing up and adjusting constantly to surroundings and new experiences.  Problems, though, develop when children have a persistent and nearly constant state of anxiety about life in general, or very specific elements of what they deal with so that fear takes over and controls them and keeps them from thriving.  It can affect them in their personal life, school life, and social life.

Program Spotlight: School-Based Services
How Prevention is Worth a Lifetime of Cure
Empowering kids with the skills to solve problems, communicate, and manage their emotions in a healthy way  improves their mental health the rest of their life.  That's central to the philosophy of the School-Based Prevention Services in the 50 schools, and 750 classrooms reached through a partnership between Jefferson Center for Mental Health and Jeffco, Gilpin and Clear Creek Public Schools since the program began.

It's Not Too Late to Reserve Your Seat!
Registration deadline extended to midnight - tonight, April 6th!

Join us for A Night at the Forney Museum

Don't miss the chance to bid on trips to Mexico,
tickets to Disneyland, an autographed bat and
more at the silent auction!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

5:30 p.m. VIP Reception
6:00 p.m. Doors Open

This special evening includes dinner and program; tour of museum attractions including a special exhibit "Unparalled Excellence - Automobiles of Rolls Royce & Bentley."

Make your reservation now_

We couldn't do this without our sponsors!
27th Annual Good News Breakfast 
Celebrate on April 25th
"Jefferson County-A Community Welcoming All" is the theme for the 27 th annual Good News Breakfast at the Jeffco Fairgrounds.

The event, started more than a quarter century ago, was the initiative of a handful of community leaders who decided that with all the negative headlines and bad news, it was time to celebrate the truly good news going on in Jefferson County that too often goes under the radar, and unrecognized.

From that, the Good News Breakfast was born to tell the stories of people who are helping those who need it most, from school programs, to those who've hit hard times, to older citizens, to the disabled-you name it.  Volunteers who've started literally life-changing programs that have bettered the community finally get their day in the spotlight.  Eight people and their efforts will be specially honored during this year's event.

The Good News Breakfast has become so popular that it's also grown to attract civic and community leaders by the dozens. In the words of one multiple-year attendee, "It's a bit like a Who's Who in Jefferson County. If they're anybody, they show up."

This year, a special arrangement is in play in an invite-a-friend theme---single tickets are $15, but if you order two, it's only $20 for both.  The Breakfast begins at 6:29 a.m. and concludes at 8:29 a.m. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.goodnewsjeffco.org.
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