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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise the awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues, and help reduce the stigma that so many of our Girl Scouts and community members experience. Girl Scouts of Colorado has partnered with subject matter experts to develop new programs and resources to help you and your Girl Scouts reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.  See the resources below and stay tuned for more programs for both adult volunteers and girl members coming in Fall 2021.

Conversation Starter: Speak Out About Mental Health

Earlier this month, we spoke with Debra Boeldt, deputy director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center at University of Colorado’s Medical Campus. In this important conversation, we learned what new approaches there are in the mental health world and some tips to speaking about our own mental health while helping youth in our lives do the same.

Watch this conversation: https://youtu.be/XrIwvhKKz9E

Mental Health Awareness through a Girl Scout Lens

Another way to start talking about mental health is through activities in our National Program Portfolio. We have compiled activities for each program level that can be found in our badges and Journeys. Don’t worry if your Girl Scout already earned the badge or Journey, the activities are great on their own!

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/2021-documents/GSCO%20Mental%20Health%20Resources.pdf

Research from GSUSA’s Research Institute

Deepen your understanding of the current state of our Girl Scouts by reviewing the Girl Scout Research Institutes 2020 report. https://www.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-gsusa/forms-and-documents/about-girl-scouts/research/GSUSA_GSRI_Girls-Speak-Out-Mental-Health-2020.pdf

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Conversation Starter: Speak Out About Mental Health

Girl Scout Leaders and Families –

From our conversations, trainings, surveys, and other touch points, we have heard loud and clear that you are concerned about the mental well-being of your Girl Scouts and youth in your life. On May 10, 2021 we are bringing together some experts from both the clinical and non-clinical side of mental health to answer your questions and provide some information to help.

Join us from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. for Conversation Starter: Speak Out About Mental Health as we talk with Debra Boedlt, deputy director, and Matt Vogl, executive director and co-founder, at National Mental Health Innovation Center, University of Colorado Medical Campus.

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/conversation_starter_speak_out_about_mental_health_webinar_05_10_2021 If you have a specific question that you would like to ask our speakers, submit it with your registration. You can also ask a question during the conversation.

By completing registration, you are telling us you will be joining the conversation live on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar and join on time. We will be recording the conversation so you can watch in the future. Please do not register if you are planning to watch the recording.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.