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Curated resources from our 2023 Making A Difference Speaker Series with Bode Miller community discussions.

Mental Health Resource Guide


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ROAR (Recognizing Opportunities Around Resilience) Coalition focuses on youth, ages 12-24 | Contact: Dixie Reed, ROAR Coalition Facilitator, | To stay informed about this groups meetings and programs: Instagram: @ROARLaPlata | Facebook: ROARLaPlata

La Plata County Suicide Prevention Collaborative (LPC SPC) | a coalition of community members working to reduce suicide attempts and deaths in La Plata County through upstream prevention efforts and community impact work ( is a monthly collaborative meeting on the third Friday of every month. There are also monthly workgroups. Contact Anna Denali, if you would like to get involved.


COMET (Changing our Mental and Emotional Trajectory) a 2-hour virtual or in person training to help individuals start conversations if they are worried about someone’s well-being; provides opportunities for participants to practice using the skills taught in the class to start the conversations. COMET suggests five questions and statements to help you start a conversation with someone who might be dealing with a mental health issue. Contact Paul Reich, with questions or to schedule a free training.

QPR (Question Persuade Refer) is a 90-minute class (in person or virtual) offering suicide-prevention specific information for non-clinical staff and community members. Key components covered in training: How to question, persuade and refer someone who may be suicidal. And, how to get help for someone in crisis. More information at QPR Institute,

Loving Beyond Understanding was created for LGBQ+, Trans, and Nonbinary and offers events, programs, and training. Contact: Andi Tilmann at or Jessie Smith at for more information.

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Contact Paul Reich, with questions or to schedule a free training.

Suggested Reading

How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen by David Brooks (a previous Making a Difference presenter). This book dives into the topic of human connection and its importance in today’s society.

The Power of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel, MD. This parenting technique doesn’t take a lot of time, energy, or money. Instead, the method focuses on offering a quality of presence. (Highly recommended by Bode Miller.)

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. Tolle walks the reader through awakening, consciousness, ego, pain, pride, resistance, and so many challenging life experiences. It prioritizes and teaches inner peace.

Movie Screening

To schedule a free screening of The Paradise Paradox for your local organization, service group, classroom, or youth group, go to:

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