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For Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond, we want to share resources and cool community initiatives to support your wellness and mental health. From local events to sustainability and climate change, we are here for this wellness weekend.

CHOW Steamboat Springs & Northwest Colorado Health Happy Hour!

NamiWALKS for Mental Health (Denver)

NAMI WALK DENVER 

May 21, 2022

9 a.m.

Centennial Center Park, CO

Cost: FREE

OVERVIEW

·  5K walk for Mental Health awareness

·  You don’t have to pay to register, just create a fundraising goal and share it on social media!

·  You can bring spouses, kids, friends, and colleagues

REGISTRATION

·  Team Name: Leadership Denver

·  Link to register for Team Leadership Denver is here.

SHARE THE EVENT!

·  There is a way to share that you registered for the walk on social media–please use it to get the word out!

·  Hashtags: #namicolorado #Together4MH

WALK START ADDRESS:

Centennial Center Park

13133 E. Arapahoe Road 

Centennial, CO 80112

CONTACT:

Sandy Jones, LD NAMI Walk Chair

(925) 207-1804

sandra.jones@csuglobal.edu

Walk Manager

303-321-3104

walk@namicolorado.org

***This event is part of a month-long calendar of events to celebrate Denver Mental Health Awareness Month. The team and/or event is open to all Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce members/companies, spouses, friends, and family members, and the Denver community at large***

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Fight Single-Use Restaurant Waste and Climate Anxiety

Working in hospitality, you’ve likely seen firsthand how much single-use waste is generated by takeout and delivery. As climate change rages, it can be hard to stomach seeing that much waste go out. But now there’s something you can do about it. A new service in town, called Repeater: Reusables To-Go, is on a mission to eliminate the single-use plastic, compostables, and styrofoam boxes that are piling up in our landfills. Repeater is a reusable takeout container service that partners with food services and stocks them with reusable containers, so that customers have the option to get their meal in reusables rather than single-use. Repeater then collects the containers back from the customer, commercially sanitizes them, and restocks the food service with freshly sanitized containers, so that there’s no added work for the food service and no waste at the same time. Plus, restaurants save money each time they pack food in Repeater reusables! 
As a diner, you simply sign up for Repeater, find participating restaurants in the app, and add the “Pack in Repeater Reusables” menu item to your order when ordering directly from the restaurant. You’ll receive your meal in Repeater reusables, and when you’re done eating, return the containers at your door or at one of Repeater’s drop-off bins. That’s takeout without the trash! 

The app gives the full rundown on how to order in reusables – it’s super easy!
Repeater is ready to work with all types of food services and is currently working with 30 restaurants and 2 meal delivery services in Colorado. 
You can be one of the most impactful fighters against the plastic pollution crisis. Consider using Repeater when you order takeout or delivery and see if your restaurant, service, or company can work with Repeater’s reusable container program. 

Here’s a link to Repeater’s info sheet that includes their pricing for restaurants.

Handles: Instagram: @eat.repeater

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eat.repeater/

For Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond – we see you. You are not alone.

How Does it Work?

  1. First, you’re in a crisis. Crisis doesn’t just mean thinking about ending your own life.  It’s any painful emotion and anytime you need support. So, you text us at 741741.Your opening message can say anything. Keywords like “HOME,” “START” and “HELLO” just help us identify how people hear about us.
  2. The first two responses are automated. They tell you that you’re being connected with a Crisis Counselor and invite you to share a bit more.The Crisis Counselor is a trained volunteer, not a professional. They can provide support, but not medical advice.
  3. It usually takes less than five minutes to connect you with a Crisis Counselor. (It may take longer during high-traffic times).When you’ve reached a Crisis Counselor, they’ll introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace.
  4. You’ll then text back and forth with the Crisis Counselor. You never have to share anything you don’t want to.The Crisis Counselor will help you sort through your feelings by asking questions, empathizing, and actively listening.
  5. The conversation typically ends when you and the Crisis Counselor both feel comfortable deciding that you’re in a “cool,” safe place.After the conversation, you’ll receive an optional survey about your experience. This helps us help you and others like you!
  6. The goal of any conversation is to get you to a calm, safe place.Sometimes that means providing you with a referral to further help, and sometimes it just means being there and listening. A conversation usually lasts anywhere from 15-45 minutes.