Individual of the Year

Justin Kruger

Founder, Project Helping & KyndHub Justin founded Project Helping, a platform for Coloradans to improve their mental wellness by contributing to their community. In Justin’s words: “Like many people living with a mental health challenge, no one close to me knew I was struggling. I had a great job. I was successful. But privately, I was struggling. Then I was invited to volunteer. Volunteering immediately provided an outlet for me. The more I volunteered, the better I felt. The better I felt, the more I started to realize that volunteering was helping me improve my ...

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Paul Reich

Behavioral Health Program Manager, Tri-County Health Network Paul works to expand access to mental health care and educate the public in Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties. He has implemented a series of new initiatives, including teletherapy, bilingual options, and the Tri-County Health Network’s Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. Paul coordinated Telluride’s Communities That Care prevention plan to reduce teen substance use and improve health outcomes. He also teaches Youth Mental Health First Aid free of charge. Paul is a member of the Telluride R-1 School ...

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