WALK or RUN For mental health at the Brain Run 5k and Mental Health Expo!

Mental Health Expo

Our Mental Health Expo brings together a diverse group of nonprofit organizations committed to improving mental health in our communities.  Visit the Expo to learn about local resources as well as gather tips for how to improve your mental health by making small changes to your daily routine.

2019 EXPO PARTNERS

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Alive! Mental Health Fair is a fun, interactive and educational suicide prevention program. Since 2010, the fair has visited over 40 colleges so far, and each event has been a huge success! This event, like no other before, raises awareness, trains the students to recognize warning signs and helps start the conversation about mental illness and suicide prevention with the students.

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At Random Acts, it’s our mission to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. We are here to inspire acts of kindness around the world both big and small. We provide a vast network of caring people with the encouragement and support they need to change lives for the better.

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Violet Hive Art is a community art and art therapy collective that supports 501(c)(3) nonprofits. In our work we partner with organizations to collaborate and bring art programming to those that they serve. Because we know that the art process is inherently healing we mindfully provide art programming (art as healing studios) and therapeutic services to individuals and organizations. 

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JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health. Check out our programs including: JED Campus, Set to Go, ULifeline, Half of Us, Love is Louder, and Seize the Awkward

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At LeanIn1220 our licensed therapists provide free counseling services to youth ages 12–20 in the mountain communities west of Denver. We work to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental-health issues young adults face, and to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives.

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NAMI Colorado provides advocacy, education, and support to individuals of all ages and to families impacted by serious and persistent mental illness. The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing people affected by mental illness in the United States. NAMI provides education and advocacy by shaping public policy for those suffering the effects of mental illness and research provide support for people and their families impacted by mental illness. 

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Communities that Care (CTC) is an evidence based prevention planning system that enhances existing coalitions and community partner initiatives to address youth substance abuse. CTC coalition forms to identify prevention priorities and implement evidence-based strategies to address the behavior.  

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Celebrating our 60th year, Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders. Jefferson Center is committed to helping you live your best life. We understand the important relationship between mind, body and emotions.  Our approach is simple: we believe that overall health means healthy minds and healthy bodies. To do this, we offer an array of individual and group therapy options, wellness classes, vocational services, on-site pharmacy services and more.

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is committed to promoting health and preventing injury and disease for the residents of Jefferson County, Colorado. Public health is what we as a society do collectively to prevent illness and premature death and promote health in our neighborhoods and communities. It is the collaborations and efforts of everyone that ultimately determine the county’s health.

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ATD provides testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who volunteer with dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, nursing homes, and other facilities. We’re a network of caring volunteers who are willing to share our special canines to bring smiles and joy to people, young and old alike.

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HearthFire Books and Treats has been an Evergreen standard for over 20 years. Come in and browse our book and gift selections, and then visit our cafe for coffee and a special treat. 

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Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers, and open spaces. GOCO’s independent board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts, and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Created when voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1992, GOCO has since funded more than 5,200 projects in all 64 counties of Colorado without any tax dollar support.

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Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America.  We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom. Mental Health Colorado will receive 25% of our registration revenues.

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Colorado Crisis Services (CCS) is a statewide resource for mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. CCS provides free, confidential and immediate support to anyone in need, 24/7/365, on the phone, text, chat, or in person at our walk-in centers. 

Call 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255 to connect with a trained counselor. 

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Robbie's Hope was founded in 2018  with a mission to stop the suicide epidemic that's taking the lives of our friends.  We are a movement. An uprising of teens to help other teens. 

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.There are more than 400 national parks across the country with countless opportunities to find health, healing and happiness in a park near you. 

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STRIDE Community Health Center is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that has served the Denver metropolitan area since 1989. STRIDE provides community and refugee medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and community-based services, including case management, outreach to the homeless, adolescent services, health education, and maternal child health to more than 50,000 underserved, uninsured and working individuals and families in Colorado.

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Natural Grocers was founded in 1955 with the belief that Nutrition Education is the foundation for building health and being in control of your life, and that healthy living should be affordable.  We are empowering the health and wellness in the communities we serve by offering the highest-quality products at Always Affordable prices, environmentally friendly practices, and by providing our employees with great jobs. 

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The Art Therapy Association of Colorado, an affiliate of American Art Therapy Association, develops awareness of the practice and profession of art therapy throughout Colorado, maintains and improves standards of practice, and provides resources for its members and the general public.

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Our mission is to Improve mental wellness through kyndfulness. Kyndfulness includes volunteering, intentional acts of kyndness and gratitude. 

Project Helping organizes volunteer events specifically designed to make an impact — both on you and your community. Through volunteering, participants actively invest in their communities while also reaping the benefits of increased mental wellness.  We create and practice kyndfulness. 

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GoFarm is a non profit with a mission to increase the supply of and access to affordable, fresh, healthy, local food in Colorado. We run many programs that support local farmers, connect the community with their local agriculture, and make healthy food more affordable and accessible to all. Overall, our goal is to strengthen the local food system and build healthier communities!

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The purpose of the Colorado Association for Play Therapy shall be to promote the common interest of those who are play therapist’s, including development, enhancement, and improvement of play therapy services in Colorado. 

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The Center on Colfax opened in 1976 has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today we are focused on fulfilling our mission by ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

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Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish communities. DUG offers neighborhoods the essential resources for community gardens, and we have seen through our research with the Colorado School of Public Health that our efforts have led to tangible, positive change in community health and food security.