We all have mental health and we all have good days and bad days. Learning to be comfortable talking about mental health and making a commitment to focus on our own mental wellness can help us build resiliency in ourselves and create a tremendous ripple effect in our communities. During the month of May, businesses, non-profits, and community leaders throughout Weld County are teaming up to celebrate May as Mental Health Month. Choose an activity and join us - there’s something for everyone!
Practice 50 Ways to Feel Golden!
During May is Mental Health Month, take care of your mental health by using some of the tips we’ve learned over the last 50 years to support mental wellness. Discover more here
Image Credit: The Depression Project
Start a Stigma-busting Conversation
Because our mental health is as important as our physical health, seeing a therapist should be as commonplace as any other health visit. We can shut down stigma by talking about our mental health and challenging the notion that therapy is something to be ashamed of. When your ability to live, laugh, or love is affected by how you or a loved one feels or behaves – or if you wonder about substance use disorder, don’t go it alone. Talking can help. Call 970.347.2120 to set up an initial appointment.
Men’s Mental Health Workout
Spend the afternoon tapping into your mental, emotional, and physical health with run.Windsor, Refuge Physiotherapy, W Club Windsor, WeldWerks and Imagine Zero of Weld County. We’ll start with a guided warm-up with run.Windsor and stretch with Refuge Physiotherapy. The afternoon continues with a circuit training workout with trainers from W Club Windsor. After the workout, experience a FREE cupping by Refuge Physiotherapy and beer provided by WeldWerks while learning about the connection between physical and mental wellness with Imagine Zero. All participants receive a 1-week free gym membership from W Club Windsor. Registration required. Call 970-460-1750 or RSVP through Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3MSdoHGY7
- Sunday, May 1
- 2 pm to 4 pm
- W Club Windsor
- 1870 Marina Dr., Windsor
It Knows No Face Art Exhibit
Join North Range Behavioral Health's Suicide Education and Support Services for It Knows No Face – Weld County, an art exhibit by artist and photographer, Randy Bacon. It Knows No Face is a beautifully moving and unforgettable experience that showcases images of suicide survivors and their candid reflections about suicide and the impact it has on their lives. Evidence shows that the more people talk about suicide in safe, supportive environments, the easier it becomes for people to seek services. In this space, we can save lives together.
- Monday, May 2nd - Tuesday, May 31st
- Greeley Fun Plex
- 1501 65th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
Managing Stress and Burnout
Presented in partnership with the Clearview Library District
Spend an evening learning skills and methods for managing stress and burnout. We've spent two years navigating a global pandemic, so we think we could all use a little destressing in our lives. In-person event. Registration required. Visit https://clearview.libnet.info/event/6219183 to register.
- Tuesday, May 3
- 6 pm
- Windsor-Severance Library
- 720 3rd Street, Windsor, CO 80550
50th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Hosted by The Windsor Chamber of Commerce North Range is turning 50 and feeling golden! Join us and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce for a 50th Anniversary ribbon-cutting celebrating Weld County’s commitment to mental wellness. Refreshments provided. Visit Windsor Chamber of Commerce for more information.
- Tuesday, May 10
- 4 pm
- The Counseling Center at Windsor
- 1170 W Ash Street, Suite 100, Windsor, CO 80550
Feel Golden with Free Coffee!
In celebration of North Range’s 50th Anniversary and May is Mental Health Month, North Range and The Human Bean have paired up to offer 50 free drinks for the first 50 cars at Human Bean locations in LaSalle and Windsor. Mark your calendars and visit https://humanbeannortherncolorado.com/ to check out their menu.
- Wednesday, May 11
- 8 am
- The Human Bean
- 100 S. 2nd Street, LaSalle, CO 80645
- 405 E Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550
Weld Your Mettle Ultra Marathon, Run, Walk, and 7K Ruck
Hosted by the run.Windsor Race Series; sponsored in part by North Range Behavioral Health
This inspiring run is designed to raise awareness about the importance of mental wellness in Weld County and strengthen resiliency when faced with adversity and challenges. This two-day event includes Weld County’s first ultra-marathon, a full marathon, and a 7K Ruck or Run (4.35 miles) - in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and the 70 suicides in Weld County in 2019. Proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Health4Heroes, providing a supportive community with direct, affordable access to local health & wellness services for veterans, first responders, and their families. Registration and race details can be found at www.weldyourmettleultra.com.
- Friday, May 27 – Packet Pickup
- Saturday, May 28 – Race Day
North Range Behavioral Health Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine
Take a walk down memory lane with us and learn about Weld County’s rich history of resilience and hope. Our 50 Years of Feeling Golden Magazine is hot off the presses and ready for your reading pleasure. View the magazine. Printed magazines are also available for delivery to you! If you would like to share with people in your circle, community group, agency, or organization, email a request to Marketing@NorthRange.org with quantities and your location information.
Train Your Brain to Thrive with Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback, also called EEG Biofeedback, is a form of therapy that can help shift the way the brain produces and distributes electrical energy. This treatment helps retrain the brain to function in a more balanced and healthier way. Neurofeedback can help with:
- Behavior Disorders
- Birth Trauma
- Insomnia/Interrupted Sleep Patterns
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Follow us on Facebook and tune into our Train Your Brain To Thrive Neurofeedback Spotlight Series to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/nrbhweld
- May 2 - Week 1: What is Neurofeedback Training?
- May 9 – Week 2: What is Brainmap?
- May 16 – Week 3: What does a Neurofeedback training session look like?
Frontier House Fundraising Breakfast Scheduled for May 4
Clubhouses, like Frontier House, foster dignity, self-respect, and success for persons with mental illness by providing the purest form of peer support. Through relationships built at the clubhouse, members discover they are needed, wanted, and expected - and that they are never alone. Every year, in celebration of May as Mental Health Month, Frontier House hosts the Annual Frontier House Fundraising Breakfast to support the Frontier House mission. Visit https://frontierhouse.org/sponsorship/ to learn more about this inspiring event.
Weld County Communities Proclaim May as Mental Health Month
Throughout the month of May, Weld County communities are proclaiming May as Mental Health Month! Mental health awareness and support are always important – but it’s especially crucial in the pressing times we’re in. We are thankful that Weld communities encourage everyone to think about and take care of our mental health.
Town of Fort Lupton
- Tuesday, May 3
- City Hall
- 130 S. McKinley Avenue, Fort Lupton
Town of Windsor
- Monday, May 9
- 7 pm
- Town Hall Chambers
- 301 Walnut Street, Windsor
Weld County Board of Commissioners
- Wednesday, May 11
- 9 am
- Weld County Administration Building
- 1150 O Street, Greeley
City of Greeley
- Tuesday, May 17
- 6 pm
- City Center South Building
- 1001 11th Avenue, Greeley
Town of Eaton
- Thursday, May 19
- 7 pm
- Carston Board Room
- 224 1st Street, Eaton