Uncategorized, Mental Health Mondays

It’s Mental Health Monday!

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We are rolling out new events, trainings and community events this Spring – stay up to date on our blog and social media to find a rad CHOW gathering near you soon!

Denver Happy Hour

Into Light Art Exhibition

“Into light” is an art exhibit dedicated to changing the conversation about substance use and reducing the stigma.  Founded by a mother grieving the loss of her son to a fentanyl overdose, the original portraits and personal stories will be exhibited in all 50 states. 

We welcome the exhibition to Colorado and invite you to consider soliciting submissions from Colorado families who have lost a loved one to substance use.  Each state exhibition is unique and reflects not only the tragic loss of a loved one and their potential, but also calls attention to the extent of the crisis affecting all communities regardless of location, socio-economic status, gender, or race.

Attached please find a brochure with a detailed description of the project and an application for submission. 

A direct link to the submission page can be found here: https://intolightproject.org/submit-application-colorado/

Oregon Urgent Action

Urge the Senate Committee on Labor and Business in Oregon to move workplace anti-abuse legislation forward with amendments

Workplace bullying and mobbing are forms of psychological abuse perpetrated through interpersonal abuse that violate an employee’s inherent basic human right to dignity.

The abuser playbook

There’s a pattern to abuse at work. Here’s how it works:

  1. Workplace bullying typically begins when one employee, who is generally insecure and/or jealous, is threatened by the competence or demeanor of another employee. The bully targets an unsuspecting employee to minimize and/or eliminate the perceived threat the employee poses to them. Bullies use persistent psychological abuse to control the narrative. They try to convince the employee they are incompetent. They try to convince others the employee is incompetent.
  2. In toxic work environments, when employees report psychologically abusive behavior to the proper workplace authorities, those authorities willfully ignore the complaints. Employers are not liable for psychologically abusive behavior, nor do many want to be. The employer misleads the unsuspecting employee to believe they have a legitimate complaint process to remedy the problem.
  3. The employer fails to alter the employee’s work environment. The employer doesn’t remove the stressor. The emboldened bully continues to harass and abuse the target without consequence or deterrent. The complaint process is unnecessarily prolonged.
  4. The unsuspecting employee voluntarily leaves, dies, or is fired, succumbing to the silent killer stress of the work environment. There is significant physical, mental, and emotional injury as well as severe economic harm. Game over. The bully wins. Her perceived competition is gone. The employer wins. Their perceived threat of liability is gone. The unsuspecting employee had done nothing to provoke either.
  5. Trauma upon trauma. When the employee realizes the institutional duplicity and complicity of tampering with their health and livelihood, forcing them off the payroll to avoid liability, trauma upon trauma occurs.
  6. Upon trauma. The employee further realizes there is no legal recourse for any of it.

Visit https://actionnetwork.org/letters/oregon-senate-labor-committee/ to write in if you are OUTSIDE of Oregon!

Job Posting / Sloan’s Lake Brewhouse


We build community through beer. Our collective leadership and independence empower us to build a culture of ownership where we contribute, educate, and innovate, while keeping Colorado at our core. Always Better.


In this position, you will work under the direction of our Chef to prepare pizzas, salads and other Colorado inspired dishes. Not only will this position entail preparing delicious food, but it will also provide you with deliberate experience working in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

Position Hours: Must have availability for both lunch and dinner shifts, especially on weekends. Hours will be scheduled up to 40 per week.

Visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d30b7861-ea36-4a20-9426-8f090e74d18a&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&jobId=454071 for more information