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.