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May 1, 2017
Let's Talk...
May is Mental Health Month, a time to create awareness and reach out about mental health issues and stigma.  Mental health affects our whole life and everything we do. So let's talk. 

1 in 5 Coloradoans (and people across of the nation, for that matter) experience a mental health disorder each year. Mental health issues are more common than we often think, and are treatable. Literally millions of people experience a mental health issue and have found that through treatment and support, they can live valuable, meaningful, productive lives.    Unfortunately there still is a stigma that hangs on keeping many people from even wanting to mention mental illness.  So let's talk more.

That's why we are launching mental health month with our reminder -"Reach Out for Mental Health." If you're struggling, we'll tell you where you can reach out to find help.  If you have a friend, co-worker, acquaintance, or family member who is, we'll be letting you know all this month how you can reach out to them.

Cupcake Therapy
Treat yourself this May!  

Stop in Rheinlander Bakery during the month of May and enjoy a Mental Health Month specialty cupcake, with $1 from each cupcake sold benefiting Jefferson Center.
 
The best part is - they've created seven cupcake flavors to choose from including three that are gluten free! Stop in often for a whole month of #treatyoself!
It's Complicated

 

Kids are already counting the days until school's out and they are free! Well, at least, that's what they're feeling. Getting outside and having fun, heading for the pool, or enjoying longer times with friends are high priorities.
But these times of transition can also carry an undercurrent of anxious uncertainty too.

Celebrate Health & Wellness on Día del Niño
Dia del nino Health Wellness and Resource Fair
Are you looking for a better way to bring health and wellness to your life? Join us as Centro Dones de Nuestra Comunidad celebrates the Day of the Child with a free family health and wellness fair! We'll have free health and wellness resources, giveaways, and fun activities for the whole family.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Lakewood Link Recreation Center 
1295 S. Reed Street, Lakewood
Mental Health Month Proclamations
Thank you to the following cities and counties who are proclaiming May as Mental Health Month!

           City of Arvada
           City of Black Hawk
           Clear Creek County
           City of Edgewater
           Gilpin County
           City of Golden
           Jefferson County
           City of Lakewood
           City of Westminster
           City of Wheat Ridge

We appreciate the support and commitment of the citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses, and schools who have recommitted our communities and resources to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health, providing appropriate and accessible services for all citizens, and making mental health a priority.
Look for the Big Green Ribbon and #ReachOut4MH

This month, be on the lookout for our big green ribbon! It will be hitting the road to help promote awareness of mental health and encourage people to #ReachOut4MH. 

When you see the big green ribbon:

1) Take a selfie - by yourself or with a friend!

2)  Share your selfie on Jefferson Center's Facebook page - be sure to include a few words about how you
#ReachOut4MH.


Jefferson Center for Mental Health | 303-425-0300 | info@jcmh.org| www.jcmh.org
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