Collective Work

Youth Mental Health

Call to Action

The Rocky Mountain Partnership (RMP) is issuing a rally call to support the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to make a concentrated effort to connect young people with mental health resources and supports that are critically needed. See the RMP Press Release HERE.

This call to action from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office was issued in response to a ‘State of Emergency‘ for youth mental health issued by Children’s Hospital Colorado in May 2021.

In their ‘State of Emergency,’ Children’s Hospital Colorado stated that their entity alone has seen a “90% increase in demand for behavioral health treatment in the past two years” and that “the organizations that serve kids are overwhelmed. Many children, families, local schools, county governments and healthcare facilities are at their breaking points.”

Work Underway

To respond to the ‘State of Emergency’ on youth mental health, The Partnership is supporting efforts led by 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to:

Action You Can Take

Connect Youth With Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Promote existing mental health resources for youth and families, including the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s Adams and Broomfield County Summer Life Line
  • Connect with Levon Hupfer, Director of Diversion, Health & Legislation, 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, to lift and promote mental health resources and if you are aware of or have funding to support collective work

Support a Community Wide Communications Campaign

  • Connect with RMP Backbone Facilitator Matt Horn if you are interested in supporting the development of a collective communications campaign to connect young people with mental health resources

Call Your Partners to Action

  • Share this Call to Action with your networks to amplify its impact

For more information about this effort, please contact Matt Horn at, MattHorn@rmpbackbone.org

 


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