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Dear Summit County Mental Health Providers,

Hope you’re doing well in our recent influx of snow. Below are several updates we would like to share with you:


PRC Quality of Life Survey: www.prcsurvey.com/SummitCounty

At Building Hope, we are looking to fulfill our mission to create a more coordinated, effective & responsive mental health system. To do this we need to be able to measure our work and make critical decisions to drive program decisions to meet the community needs. Over the last few months we have been working with other communities across the nation to develop a survey to gather a baseline for mental health indicators. It’s an amazing opportunity that we have to gather critical information to better support our mental health efforts.

We’re asking you all to please send this open survey link out to your employees, constituents, friends, networks, and any other Summit County residents. This will be open for several weeks, but please send this out nowWe’re trying to get as many responses as possible! Please make sure to take the survey yourselves too. Its totally anonymous and takes 5-10 minutes

Head’s up – They have called it a Quality of Life survey. There was some thought that people might not take it if it was identified as a mental health survey.


We are excited to welcome Advocates for Victims of Assault as a new issuing site for Building Hope Scholarships. If you are a private provider accepting Building Hope Scholarships, you could start receiving referrals directly from the Advocates office. Your voucher numbers will start with A and look something like this: A-001. Also, check out their newly redesigned website here: http://summitadvocates.org/


We have added several new private providers to our scholarship program in the last few months. They include Dr. Theresa Clark (psychiatry), Dr. Stacie Freudenberg, Andrea Brown, Liz Hartman, David & Adam Fyler (in Fairplay), and Micah Shanser (neurofeedback). We are very happy to be expanding our scholarship offering and family of providers.


Please invite your clients to join our upcoming Mindfulness classes! We are offering KORU and MBSR courses: 

KORU is a 4-week evidence-based program (held Mondays, March 9-30 in Frisco, 6pm-7:30pm) specifically designed to teach mindfulness, meditation, and resiliency. Registration is FREE but currently full with a waitlist available: https://student.korumindfulness.org/course-detail.html?course_id=2639

MBSR is an 8-week program (Wednesdays, March 18-May 6, Silverthorne, 6:15pm-8:15pm) ideal for those looking to learn ways to live in the moment, accept thoughts and feelings as they emerge, and become kinder to themselves and others. MSRB is especially helpful for people who struggle with chronic pain, mental and emotional distress, stress overload, and difficulty finding balance. Registration is $425 but with scholarships availablehttps://www.mindfulnessmattersinstitute.com/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-classes/. Please contact Dr. Kim Bundy-Fazioli for questions: mindfulnessmattersinstitute@gmail.com


Are you interested in becoming a KORU Mindfulness teacher? A teacher training is coming to Colorado Springs from July 27-29, 2020. Details can be found here: https://www.upstreammindfulness.com/upstream-mindfulness-summer-2020-retreat


Behavioral Health Needs Assessment: The Office of Behavioral Health is reviewing behavioral health needs across the state for individuals of all ages and insurance status. The goals of this assessment are to identify gaps in existing services, understand health disparities and regional needs, and to identify resources needed to make system-level change. This will help inform OBH’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. OBH is asking for providers and community stakeholders to take the following survey: https://surveymonkey.com/r/OBHCommunityConversation. Please share both internally and across your community networks.


Please update your voicemails to include an option to contact Colorado Crisis Services for clients in crisis.

Colorado Crisis Services, which is staffed 24/7 by both peers and crisis clinicians, is capable of dispatching our new Mobile Crisis response (S.M.A.R.T) team if necessary. Here’s an example of what you can say: “If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-8255, or text ‘TALK’ to 38255, to speak to a peer or a crisis clinician.”


Lastly, if your availability at your practice has changed recently, please update it here on our website using this link: https://buildinghopesummit.org/index.php?cID=297