To lead community collaboration to transform the Eagle Valley's behavioral health system.
The dramatic increase in local suicides in 2016, 2017, and 2018, was a wake-up call for our close-knit mountain community. Something had to be done. Collaboration among community leaders prompted a study by Colorado Government Solutions that identified 20 gaps in our system, including our crisis response, lack of providers, barriers such as insurance coverage, and most of all, the need for infrastructure and systems. Eagle Valley Behavioral Health was formed to address these issues by providing leadership and collaboration for the community.
"Imagine a system where my daughter Olivia could have asked for help and we could have afforded it. " - Vickie Zacher
I didn't understand what generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder meant from 17 to 37," she shares. "Getting out of treatment, I had a better understanding of my brain. I had a better understanding of the fact that it wasn't my fault. It was my chemistry. It's a disease, and I can live with it." - Amanda Precourt
Finn says he began struggling with his mental health the moment he was diagnosed with cancer. "I pretty much became depressed on the spot, and didn't want to fight for my life anymore," he says. "I didn't want to go through this. I didn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. That was very hard to overcome." - Finn Mott