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Message From Susan: New Hours For Woodmen Walk-in Center

Posted 05/30/2018

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Susan Newsletter Header COO Acting CEO

Hello friends of AspenPointe,

May has been Mental Health Awareness Month. As we conclude this month, I am so thankful for you and your help advocating on behalf of the one in five Americans who lives with a mental illness diagnosis. Together, we are not just promoting mental health, but reducing stigma about seeking help. We carry out this vital mission every month of the year.

I have a few updates about our AspenPointe team that I’d like to share. First, beginning June 1, we are consolidating overnight crisis walk-in operations at our Lighthouse facility (115 S. Parkside Drive), which allows us to maximize staffing resources to where there is the most need. This ensures appropriate coverage at peak times and resources line up with demand.

An outcome from this consolidation is that we are changing hours of operations at the walk-in crisis center at Woodmen Road and Powers Blvd. to be 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The Lighthouse walk-in crisis center remains open at all times. As a reminder, at any time, anyone can call the crisis hotline at 844-493-TALK (8255) or text “TALK” to 38255 for immediate professional, confidential help. Our outpatient program at the Woodmen facility will continue to be staffed during traditional business hours.

Next, I am excited to share with you that we are having our kids summer programming. Our summer program provides a structured therapeutic milieu over the summer months. Our summer programming targets developing health sense of self, including insight and self-awareness as well as developing prosocial coping skills and functional life skills through a wide variety of modalities including: art, drama, yoga and team-building exercises. Our summer programming has truly changed the lives of our children, and makes for a much smoother transition back to school in the fall. Please hear from the mother of one of our clients talk about the care her son received at AspenPointe by clicking here. This summer programming was part of her son’s turnaround for the better!

To learn more about this program or to enroll your child, please call 572-6100. Our summer program runs from Monday to Thursday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) on the following weeks: June 4 – 14; June 18 – 28; and July 9 – 19.

Finally, I encourage you to join us and spread the word for our 2018 Homes Runs of Mental Health on June 15, started at 6:40 p.m. at the Sky Sox’s stadium. Let’s cheer on our home team and strike STIGMA out! This is a Friday night game, so stick around for the free and amazing fireworks show afterwards. You can purchase tickets at www.SkySox.com.

Again, thank you for being a mental health advocate and enabling others to get the critical help they need.

Susan

Teen Summer Program 2018

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