The Colorado Developmental Disability Council is hosting listening sessions this month in order to identify priorities, objectives, and activities to guide their advocacy and spending from 2022-2026. The Council is hosting three listening sessions via Zoom to hear which unmet needs the community wants us to address. Sign up for one of the sessions below!
Isolation During Pandemic Takes Mental-Health Toll on People with Disabilities
People with disabilities in Colorado are among those at greatest risk of suffering from depression or other mental health conditions during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Candie Burnham, executive director of the advocacy group Atlantis Community, said people with disabilities can experience isolation even during the best of times, but as the health crisis has dragged on, the negative impacts are compounding.
APS will continue to offer free meals for families. Families can pick up free meals at any of our 47 drive-through grab-and-go locations. Meal pick up is from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Most APS high schools also have an evening pick-up time from 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Mental Health Resources
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN A SUICIDAL CRISIS CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE:
From The Heart, Enterprises offers supportive mental health programs and resources for Black men, youth, and families and engages through community events and educational seminars. Events include Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) meetings and Family Service Days. In 2019, founder Halim Ali was named a 2019 My Brother’s Keeper (MBK25) honoree in Denver.
An online search tool for providers and mental health resources for Black women. Please note that private & confidential information should not be shared by email. If you’re experiencing a crisis and need to chat with someone, please text TRIBE to 741741in the US to chat with someone at the Crisis Text Line.
If you have questions about whether or not you should get the vaccine you should have a conversation with your health care provider to help you in your decision.
To find out where to get vaccinated contact your healthcare provider or go to https://covid19.colorado.gov/ You will also be able to answers to other questions at this website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE, PLEASE CALL: COHELP at 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Answers available in multiple languages.
This map shows the current level of protection of each county in Colorado according to the Status Dial. Find out more information here
12 Free Documentaries And Shows About Black History And Racism In America
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