Mental Health Mondays

Happy Monday, CHOW Community!

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Another week begins, full of opportunities to invest in your wellness and recovery! As we approach the holidays, we aim to highlight relevant events and trainings to keep your holiday season rich and purposeful.

Weekly CHOW Meetings

Everyone has something to bring to the table.

Let’s talk about it.

Our weekly CHOW meetings are both in person and zoom. Here is what you can expect:

  • Our meetings typically last 60 minutes
  • Sharing is NOT necessary (you can just log on and listen!)
  • Sobriety is NOT required (show up how you are, wherever you are!)
  • They begin with a temperature take (we’re industry people, we use industry gauges!) that works as an emotional check in (this is not mandatory either, don’t worry!)
  • There is an ice breaker exercise to allow the group to get to know each other (these are fun, I promise!)
  • Each meeting typically has a theme or an idea to discuss. Sometimes we discover a pressing issue from a member to build on, sometimes not. They really are just honest conversations with people just like you (and me!) about relatable topics

SAMHSA x Resilient Colorado

Introduction to Resilient, Trauma Informed Leadership — Leading with Intention in the Midst of Chaos

This training is for any adult or young adult interested in understanding the ‘why’ behind challenging behaviors and how to create safe spaces and healthier connections from wherever you are… parent, friend, colleague, etc. It provides an introduction to the neurobiology of trauma and toxic stress, the principles of Trauma Informed Care, and the science of resilience. Attendees will consider practical ways to support their own resilience and explore a helpful paradigm for leading through times of inner and outer disruption.

In this 90-minute training, we will:

• Define trauma and understand its prevalence as well as the impact of toxic stress
• Explore principles of Trauma-Informed Care
• Consider trauma-informed ways to lead your team, friends, or family through times of disruption
• Create an individual resilience plan to help sustain personal and professional well-being

December 14th, 6:30PM MST (90 Minute Session)

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Mental Health First Aid Colorado

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking prevention program. The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges that are common among adolescents and young adults. YMHFA is implemented around the U.S. and the world. Research has shown that the training enhances behavioral health literacy, reduces stigma, increases knowledge of professional and self-help resources, increases participants’ confidence helping in a crisis situation, and improves behavioral health of participants.

Friday, Dec 17, 2021 10:00-4:00 PM MST (6 hour session)

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9 Mental Health Resources for the Latinx Community

There are a number of barriers Latinx individuals may face when considering mental health resources. For one thing, LatinX families often have a sense of cultural pride that can stigmatize mental health conditions, leading them to encourage struggling family members to toughen up and just “get over” the difficult emotions they may be feeling.

Additionally, LatinX communities often face socio-economic barriers, such as poverty and a lack of access to health insurance coverage. But fortunately, things are shifting, and seeking mental health care when needed is slowly becoming more socially accepted among minority groups in the U.S.

Read on for a few resources that can be especially helpful for members of the LatinX community.

Meet The Right Place When Nothing Feels Right

When someone dies, it can feel like you’re alone in your grief. At Dougy Center, you will find support, resources, and connection before and after a death. Their podcast, Grief Out Load is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by Dougy Center. Grief Out Loud is opening up this often avoided conversation because grief is hard enough without having to go through it alone. We bring you a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with professionals.

Visit for more information

Have an excellent week!