Millions have been forced into isolation and society’s anxiety remains high due to the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. We’re all experiencing this together and we can collectively recover from our trauma by having compassion for ourselves and each other and changing our practices and behaviors to be in better alignment with our values, so that more of us may not just survive but go on to thrive.
Healing happens when we get the care we need, and also when we create connections with others—when we establish commonalities of experiences. It’s something that happens best together.
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- Proclamation Day: Monday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Join us in proclaiming May as Mental Health Month! This year, we virtually gathering to focus on this year’s theme: Healing Together. After a year full of trauma, sadness, and anger, we must move forward and collectively heal as a community
- Mental Health Month And Tardive Dyskinesia: Thursday, May 6, 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
During the pandemic, the number of people that experienced mental health challenges increased at unprecedented rates. Many states, like Colorado, are tasked with meeting the needs of acute mental health conditions partly attributed to the negative impacts of COVID-19. Including, social isolation, sickness, and the loss of loved ones. At the same time, some patients with chronic mental health conditions struggled to stay connected to their providers in a meaningful way. This virtual event will discuss the importance of keeping patients engaged and treated the associated conditions, like Tardive Dyskinesia, that can be difficult to diagnose, but have a significant impact on a person’s overall well-being.
- Mindful Yoga: Tuesday, May 25, 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a free virtual yoga session led by Marysia Do. We’ll practice yoga as a path to mental well-being for people of all ages.
Tips & Resources
Before healing with others, we must start with ourselves. Some of the resources below provide activities you can do on your own but you can do a few with others too! Zoom yoga, anyone? We also include groups you can join for community support and conversation.
- Dharma Seed: Dharma seed offers free mediation services for those in need.
- Wellness in Aging Tips & Resources
- Isolated Not Alone: Isolation support and resources compiled by Isolated Not Alone. Information, resources, and help for everyone, including for those who’ve lost someone during COVID-19.
- Whole Connection Therapy: A free weekly community group
- Overall Resources: Free video classes to help Coloradans feel healthy, happy, and centered during this time of isolation, a Series from Gaya and Governor Polis. This a series of videos including recipes, workout classes, and more. Do these alone or with others!
- The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Colorado Network: Network builds the capacity of QTBIPoC (queer and trans black, indigenous and people of color) mental health practitioners, increases access to healing justice resources, and provides technical assistance to social justice movement organizations to integrate healing justice into their work.
- Therapy For Latinx: Therapy for Latinx offers a therapist directory, a space for people to share stories or experiences, and resources for people who want to become a licensed mental health practitioner.
- Therapy for Black Girls: Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls and connecting them to competent mental health providers.
- Asian Mental Health Collective: The Asian Mental Health Collective is working to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community by providing and compiling culturally specific articles, videos, and more.
We’re working to create healthier minds across the lifespan for all Coloradans. Will you join us?
- Join the Brain Wave: We like to call our network of advocates, BrainWavers. These individuals inform our work, help us pass laws, and volunteer their time. Learn more and join The Brain Wave!
- Donate: We are a nonprofit organization and rely on the support of our donors to carry out our mission! Please consider making a contribution. Thank you!
- Help us spread Mental Health Month awareness: We’ve created a handy little toolkit you can share with your social media networks. Make sure to tag us! See our social media handles in the Social Media Toolkit How To document.
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