And the nominees are…

Turn on the news lately, and you might feel like the comedian Richard Lewis. Whenever his mother calls, she always asks, “Is everything all wrong?”

If you can make it past the headlines (and the punchlines), you can find a few bits of good news. That’s what we’re asking you to do, right now: help us identify and celebrate success.

Specifically, we’re asking you to nominate Coloradans who are making a difference in the field of mental health. We’ll honor the winners at our annual Tribute Gala on Oct. 28.

This year, we’re seeking nominations in three categories: individual of the year, lifetime achievement, and organization or business. Please submit your nominations by Aug. 4.

We’re not ready to declare victory in the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. But we want to recognize the progress so many consumers, providers, family members, and other advocates have made.

That’s what Tribute is all about.