Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Mental Illness and the Family: Recognizing Warning Signs and How to Cope"

Hey all-
Mental Health America has a great article on Signs of Mental Illness and Coping with it in a family. Check it out!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mental Health Center Job Opportunities

The Mental Health Center has both clinical and administrative positions open for hire.

Please visit our website or click on the link below for our current openings!

Happy Job Hunting!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mental Health Center's Christmas Schedule

The Mental Health Center will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Please make prior arrangements if you will need medication during that time. Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mental Health Center Closing today at 12p.m.

Hello all-
Due to the Mental Health Center's Annual Holiday party, we will be closing today at 12 p.m. The doors will be locked so please make arrangements if you have an appointment or will have to be at the Center after 12 p.m. If you need emergency psychiatric services, please contact them directly at 303.447.1665. They will have staff here in case of emergency's. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pictures from the Ice Cream Social!

Some members of our Associate Board!
From left: back row - Emily, Audrey, Abby and Justin
From left: front row - Kelly and Sarah

Looking good! Thank you all for your help at the event!!

More members of our Associate Board!

From left: Jon, Sarah, Shannon, Megan, Dallas and Kelly.

Showing love for Glacier Homemade Ice Cream in Boulder, CO!

Some Mental Health Center staff showing their support for their Young Professionals! Thank you!!

Overall, our ice-cream social went extremely well. Everyone had a blast. The Glacier staff was fabulous and the ice cream was even better. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who volunteered. You all ROCK! :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Ice Cream Social last night. It was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you to the Associate Board for planning it.

Have an awesome weekend!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Hey everyone-
Tonight is the big night!!!

We are very excited for our Ice Cream Social tonight.

Come meet our Associate Board's Co-Chairs, Kelly Cochran (right) and Sarah Noe, tonight at the social.

Glacier Ice Cream South (corner of Baseline and Foothills Pkwy) and twenty30 (The Mental Health Center's Young Professionals group) have come together to give you the opportunity of a lifetime.
They are having an ice cream social tonight from 5- 9 p.m. to support those with mental illness and try and eliminate the stigma. Come support these young professionals as they try and take on the world!!
At any given time, Glacier has 50+ flavors of ice cream in their freezers. They also serve gelato, coffee, frozen yogurt, gelato and smoothies!
Do not miss this opportunity to help out and stand up for people who dont have a voice. You wont be sorry!
Plus, who doesn't want to enjoy a cup or cone of arguably some of the worlds best ice cream?
See you tonight!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Praying for Fort Hood

The Mental Health Center would like to extend our deepest thoughts, sympathies and prayers to those effected by the tragedy at Fort Hood. Here at The Mental Health Center, we have grief, loss and trauma resources. Please contact our Emergency Psychiatric Services team at 303.447.1665 if you or a loved one is suffering. We are here 24/7.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mental Health Center in the news

The Mental Health Center was written about in a local paper on November 1st. The Daily Camera writes: "Mental Health Center serves more people with less resources."

Thursday, October 29, 2009


The snow outside The Mental Health Center today! It has been snowing for over 24 hours and is still snowing. We have nearly 2 ft!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


The Mental Health Center's Young Professionals and Glacier Ice Cream invite you to an all you can eat ice cream event!

Thursday, November 12th

Glacier Ice Cream South -4760 Baseline Rd, South Boulder

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All You Can Eat Sundae Bar!

$6.95 Adults
$4.95 Kids
Or order off the menu
20% of the Proceeds Benefit twenty30

Choose from over 50 flavors and Join The Mental Health Center’s Young Professionals group, twenty30, as they raise money for awareness events and networking opportunities that are being used to fight the stigma and spread the word about mental illness.

Glacier Home Made Ice Cream is generally regarded as the best ice cream in the world, recently having been recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine. Local flavor favorites include chai, birthday cake, three nut rocky road, caramel oreo, chocolate peanut butter, coffee caramel crunch and butter pecan.

**The money made will go directly to programs and clients of The Mental Health Center through grants.

Please contact Sarah at to reserve your “all you can eat” tickets or if you have questions!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Help us fight the stigma against mental illness. Visit the website for ways you can help. There are many ways to stand up against the negativity, and most dont all include giving money.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) launched to make learning about mental illness and getting help easy. On this site, you can tell your story, get facts about mental illness, get help or get involved. **At the very least, watch the videos.** They are immensely powerful and provide wonderful stories about everyday people, like you and me, who are living with mental illness and those who support them.

"1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Yet, for many, the stigma associated with the illness, can be as great a challenge as the disease itself. This is where the misconceptions stop. This is where bias comes to an end. This is where we change lives. Because this is where we Bring Change 2 Mind."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Article on Mental Health: Some 300,000 U.S. troops are suffering from major depression or post-traumatic stress...

Check out this article below from MSNBC about our troops who are struggling with mental disorders as a result of serving time in Iraq.

"Some 300,000 U.S. troops are suffering from major depression or post-traumatic stress from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan..."

Your support of people with mental disorders is more important now than ever.

If you would like to donate, please visit

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Boss's Day!

Happy Bosses Day to all of the bosses and directors at Mental Health Center! Thank you to each and every one of you. You are amazing and do fabulous, meaningful work!
A special thank you to my director, Kitty, for all your understanding and hard work! You are fabulous with "cute purses and great shoes." :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Fact: people with mental illness live 25 years less than other people.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Get educated! Fact #5 - 2008 American College Health Assn. Survey found that 30% of college students reported that at some point in the last 12 months, they felt so depressed it was hard to function. Ten percent of those surveyed had been diagnosed or treated for depression, and 6% reported they had seriously considered suicide...It is important that we are there for one another. Be kind, thoughtful and understanding. All someone may need is for you to listen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mental Illness on Oprah

Today. Log On. Watch. and try not to cry.
Opray talks with a 7 year old girl (and her family) struggling with severe childhood schizophrenia.

Mental Illness Awarness Week: Fact #4

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Fact #4- More than 90 percent of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable mental disorder. Please reach out if you need help and please be there for someone if they reach out to you. The Mental Health Center has an award-winning emergency psychiatric team. We are here if you are suffering. Let us help! 303.443.8500

Mental Illness Awareness Week!

Mental Illness Awareness Week, Day 3: Treat everyone equally. Fact #2- Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 4th through October 10th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please help us fight the stigma!
Mental illness isn't something to be ashamed of. In fact, 1 in 4 people have a diagnosable mental illness. (Fact #1)
If you have questions or need suggestions on ways to deal with someone who has mental illness, please call us at 303-443-8500 or visit our website at

"There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother."
~Teddy Roosevelt; struggled with bipolar disorder.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Social Media on our Homepage

We are in the process of adding our blog, facebook and twitter buttons to The Mental Health Center's homepage. Keep an eye out at

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quote Collection

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Follow Us on Twitter Also!!

Connection to Facebook!

Hello All!
We have several different facebook pages for all of the projects we are currently working on. I have connected this blog to our Young Professionals page. However, we also have pages for the Capital Campaign and for the Mental Health Center.

The facebook page for the Center is:

The facebook page for the Capital Campaign is:

The facebook page for the Associate Board of The Mental Health Center's Young Professionals is:

To see any of the pages above, just copy the URL and paste it into your browser. For facebook, you have to have access to an account to be able to see this page. But for twitter and our blog, you can see it without having an account.

For information on any of the projects of webpages, let me know!

Check them out and become fans!

Have a beautiful day!

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind"

~Teddy Roosevelt; struggled with bipolar disorder

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quote Collection

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kennedy

We're Baaaaaack!

Hey everyone!
Sorry we have been away for so long. We were super busy with the Dandelion Ball, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It was last Saturday, September 12th. It was a huge success! We had over 230 people in attendance! ! It was held at The University of Colorado, at Folsom Field on the Club Level. Its really a beautiful venue with the field and flatirons in the background.

The auction items this year were the best we've ever had. There was a ton of interest in both the silent and live auction! The paddle raiser was also very successful, considering the state of the economy. Thank you to Rob, our auctioneer!

We had several new additions this year: silent auction items that went specifically to clients in benefit of our Capital Campaign. As opposed to it being a highest bidder wins item, everyone who bid bought the specific item for a client. People purchased things such as magazine subscriptions, winter jackets, bus passes, grocery coupons, etc. Thank you to everyone who donated items and services to our auctions! You are appreciated!

Another great addition this year was our emcee, Gary Shapiro from 9news. He did an awesome job kicking off the event and keeping the crowd laughing! Thanks Gary and 9news!

Perhaps one of the best additions this year was the motown band, who had the entire venue dancing until the wee hours of the morning. One on One and The Miles Apart band was beyond phenomenal. Thank you guys!!!

We also had awesome sponsorship, from companies like Caplan and Earnest, John Truhlar and Betty Hoye, Boulder Design Alliance, MircroMotion Emerson, The Schweppe Foundation, Wells Fargo, Henry Ham Insurance, Centerplate, Exempla, Swarztrauber Family, Peter Enichen, Steve and Barbara Taniguichi, Windhorse, Avanti, Boulder Community Hospital, Jim and Linda Karagas, Flatirons Bank, and Roche Colorado. This was a phenomenal year for sponsorship- thank you so much to all of our sponsors!!!

Thank you to everyone who came to support us! We greatly appreciate everything each and every one of you do!

The volunteer turnout was also great. Please let us know if you would like to help in the future!

Last but not least, thank you to the Fund Development network, specifically Kelly Cochran and Sue Williams, for putting on such a wonderful event. The long days and numerous hours must have been painful, but you turned out a great event! Everything was beautiful and wonderful!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mental Illness Prevention Article in Time Magazine

Just wanted to let everyone know that Time Magazine published a great article on Mental Illness Prevention with great tips on how to keep the mind stable and healthy. Check it out!,28804,1903873_1903871_1903858,00.html

Let us know if you have questions!

busy bee's

Hello everyone!
It has been awhile since our last post. We've been very busy!

Our campaign donation thermometer has been hung in our lobby! It looks great and we are very excited to have it up!
We sent out a 300-recipient direct mail piece last week and several grants have been submitted!

Great job capital campaign team!

Monday, May 11, 2009

May is Mental Health Month

May is mental health month! Please spread awareness and stop the stigma.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Next Event This Friday!

This Friday night, we will be attending the 6th annual Beautiful Art for Beautiful Minds event at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder, CO.
Join us in supporting the Chinook Clubhouse, a program of The Mental Health Center.
This event is an evening of fine art, wine and gourmet tastings. It includes an Art and Lifestyle Silent Auction and runs from 530pm to 8:00pm!

For more information, please website!

"There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother." ~Teddy Roosevelt; struggled with bipolar disorder

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Our new notecards arrived this week!
And we have begun work on our 4th direct mail piece!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Marketing Materials are in!

We have finalized our first piece of the initial marketing for the campaign. The letterhead and envelopes came in last week, and the business cards, thank you cards and envelopes were finalized this morning. Yay! Great job marketing and capital campaign teams! :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thought for the Week

"Love is a simple practice yet it is very beneficial for the individual who practices it as well as for the community in which he lives, for the nation, and for the whole world."
Dalai Lama; The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thought for the Week

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt, suffered from severe depression

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Few Details About Our Campaign

Our excitement about this campaign grows as we get further into the process!
Some important new developments:
- We just finished developing our logo, which is our current picture! The idea is that is similar to The Mental Health Center's logo, with a Capital Campaign twist. It is yellow and glowing which supports our values of providing serenity and peace.
- We are still developing all of the campaign marketing materials other than the logo and our tagline. Our tagline is: Give. Build. Transform.
- We are updating you weekly, as well as sharing other quotes, stories and positive thoughts for the day.

-We are in the beginning stages of developing our campaign statement.

We plan on giving you weekly updates as well as sharing our favorite quotes and thoughts for the day!

Take care.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Thought For the Day

"Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind."
~Teddy Roosevelt, struggled with bipolar disorder

Monday, March 23, 2009

Day One!

This is Day One of The Mental Health Center Serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties Capital Campaign Blog!
Be sure to follow us as we keep the public up to speed with up-to-the-minute information about developments in our campaign, including grants, donations and monies received. Please use this as an opportunity to learn more about us, more about the campaign and more about how YOU can partner with us! Please feel free to fill this space, in conjunction with our updates, with your comments and questions!

Thank you for taking the time to share in this great journey with us!