October is a month dedicated to many important mental health awareness issues. Knowing what to look for is part of the battle. Open communication and willingness to discuss mental well-being are the key to awareness. This month’s contents will provide you with information about resources surrounding mental health awareness.
Young People in Recovery Screening
A Vivifi Films Production Directed by two-time Emmy winner, Jeff Reilly; the Producer of The Anonymous People and Generation Found, Greg Williams; and Executive Producer, Tim Grant: The addiction crisis in America has reached a new boiling point, and courageous people – at all levels, from all walks of life – are rising to answer the call. TIPPING THE PAIN SCALE is a feature documentary film following individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives.
Find out more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tipping-the-pain-scale-screening-tickets-417722016797?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
CAiR October Events
Join us October 9th from 4pm to 6pm for open studio time,
in person, at The Art Gym in Denver!
We come together once per month to work on whatever artistic project you would enjoy. Open studio is a space where you can work on a project you have been working on, or start something new! Bring your own art supplies, or we will also have some basic supplies for you to use for free.
Come get creative with us, and connect with other sober creatives!
Mixed Up & Whole Workshop
If you identify or you know someone who identifies as multiracial/biracial AHPIDA, this healing workshop is for you.
I am offering a story healing workshop to work through identity and grief. If you or someone you know has struggled with belonging and identity, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will give you tools to embrace your story and identity. Together we will weave through layers of grief, joy, confusion, trauma, and belonging to connect to our core stories.
Registration & Workshop Details Below:
Mixed Up & Whole: Story Healing Workshop offering for multiracial/biracial/multicultural/mixed Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Desi, American (AHPIDA+) folks
Two Offerings for Two Day Online Workshop:
Session Option 1: October 28th (4 pm-7 pm) & 29th (2 pm -5 pm)
Session Option 2: December 2nd (4 pm-7 pm) & 3rd (2 pm-5 pm)
We are cultivating a space for listening, holding, and honoring stories together. Dr. DeAnza welcomes the community to join her in a trauma workshop for multiracial APIDA+ people, including stories of histories, family narratives, food memories (and recipes!), and more. Together we will acknowledge hurt, harm, mistakes, lessons, acceptance, joy, and the wide range of emotions unearthed in our stories.
Trauma impacts the stories we tell ourselves. Healing is unearthing trauma so we can be connected to our authentic story. It’s from this place we begin a new relationship with ourselves. Storytelling is powerful work and it is sacred work, which makes this sacred space. Sacred space tends to call forth memory, experience & story, which can bring up a mixture of feelings from grief, rage, loss, joy, delight & resilience. All parts of you are welcome here, we create sacred space together.
Registration Fee: $200 (sliding-scale available– no one turned away for lack of funds)
Accessibility Info: This is an online event hosted via Zoom with live AI captions. Dr. DeAnza will be presenting and sharing in English. More access details are to be provided closer to the event date. Please reach out with questions.
For additional accessibility support please email email@example.com
Q is for Questioning – Envision: YOU event
Q is for Questioning is a series of interactive workshops in Mesa County.
Attendees can attend virtually or in-person at a TBD location.
About this event
Envision:You is excited to launch Q is for Questioning in Mesa County! This set of workshops is designed to help trusted adults (parents, guardians, coaches, teachers, social workers, and others) who live with, work with, and/or mentor LGBTQ+ youth help create more affirming environments and relationships for the youth they care about. We ask that all attendees commit to attending all three workshops, on October 15, October 29, and November 12, all from 10 am to 12 pm MST. Workshops will be facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, a peer co-facilitator, and a member of Envision:You’s staff. These workshops are completely free to attend, and will be a judgment-free zone, so if you’re not yet sure how you feel about the LGBTQ+ community or your child’s identities, this is a space for you!
Attendees can expect to learn about the LGBTQ+ community, the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth are facing today, affirming language and relationship-building skills, resources available for you and LGBTQ+ youth, and helping with processing complicated feelings you may be having about the LGBTQ+ youth in your life. The workshops will be interactive, so come prepared to have conversations, ask questions, and build community with other folks in the region who are all trying to create more accepting and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ youth. For any questions, please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|October 2-8 is Mental Illness Awareness Week!
Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place the first full week of October every year since 1990.
It is a time to bring attention to the mental health conditions experienced by 1 in 4 Americans and countless others worldwide. MHA knows that when you live with a mental health condition, the unique challenges that come with that condition intersect with every part of your life. So for MIAW this year, we are mapping out tips on how to navigate life’s intersections. Each day we will focus on a different topic to shed light on the issues people living with mental health conditions might face and provide tips for how to deal with them. Check out our resources, download social media materials, and learn more about the week’s events and activities at mhanational.org/miaw.