Watching out for each other:
THRIVING IN THE FACE OF OVERWHELMING STRESSORS
community mental health series
December 9, 2021, 6-8 pm
614 E Cooper Ave
Aspen, Colorado 81611
This event is free and open to the public.
There is limited capacity, so make sure to RSVP.
Thursday, December 9, 6-8PM
KEEPING CRISIS AT BAY for TEENS, ADULTS, AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The Hope Center has found that only about 25% of people seeking help during a crisis have an underlying major mental health diagnosis. The CDC has recently published a paper reporting that suicides are NOT primarily connected to mental health illnesses, but life stressors
(e.g., we lose our apartment and our job, which blows up our childcare) completely overwhelm our coping capacity. Let’s better understand this dynamic of past trauma and greater resilience so we can support and take care of each other before we reach a crisis point. Panelists:
Michelle Muething (Executive Director at Hope Center)
Will Bledsoe Ph.D., (Restorative Way – a global resource on building trauma-responsive communities)
Tuesday, December 14, 6-8pm
FINDING A PATH TO STABILITY IN YOUR 20s/30s FOR YOUNG ADULTS
In our 20’s and 30’s we find that one of our immediate projects is to own any past trauma and choose and practice healing modalities. It is also the time when we must develop resilience against inevitable life shocks that come with living in the Roaring Fork Valley and identify andgive voice to the practical support systems (childcare, affordable counseling, housing options) we need to create in our community to reduce life shocks that can send us into crisis despite our best efforts to thrive). This evening will include an experiential process.
Jamie Butemeyer (life coach and Aspen Shakti wellness practitioner)
Thursday, February 10, 9am-7pm
FOR YOU. BY YOU. WORK SHOPPING A CULTURAL MOVEMENT: GIVING VOICE TO (8TH-12TH GRADERS)
Are you concerned about the mental well being of the youth community? Are you interested in making a contribution by leading an entrepreneurial venture that impacts social change? Are you interested in helping to create sustainable mental health solutions for the youth of our valley? During this all-day workshop students will work together to create a campaign (with a real spending budget) to raise awareness and empathy for the youth community. Students will design and implement an ongoing campaign and roadmap to help their community thrive.
Students from Aspen to Carbondale should apply to be a part of a 12 student cohort. We will select a diverse group of youth to take part in the workshop in which topics of mental well being and support solutions will be explored. Students will dissect the current issues contributing to unrest in their community. There will be education about the human brain by mental health professionals and conflict resolution strategies provided. We will present tools for creating a trauma responsive community, which will include empathy, marketing and brand strategy, as well as implementation.
Tuesday, March 3, 6-8pm
OUR ROADMAP FOR THRIVING FOR PARENTS, TEENS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
Participants in the full-day February workshop will present their work and recommendations for ongoing support systems and messaging. We hope to announce funding and a structure for ongoing full-day workshops.
Moderated by Angelina Taylor (Aspen Strong),
Will Bledsoe, Ph.D. , (Restorative Way)
Panelists will be teens from the February workshop
FREE + OPEN TO ATTEND
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Hosted and moderated by Here House
Co-sponsored by Aspen Real Life
Download the PDF: watching-out-for-each-other-mental-health-series-1