Resilience1220 Inc.

Resilience1220 asks you to support the confidential professional counseling we provide free-of-charge for teenage clients. Our service area includes Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties. To learn more, visit Resilience1220.org

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Resilience1220 Individual Therapy

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Our licensed therapists provide confidential, no-cost individual counseling sessions for young people in which they facilitate conversations about issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention. This helps young people understand the pressures and hopelessness they are feeling and educates them about how their perception of the world and ability to be resilient greatly impacts their physical and emotional well-being. Youth may face exposure to risk factors such as vaping and tobacco use, unsafe behaviors, alcohol and substance abuse which can exacerbate their mental health struggles.

We believe that through the counseling, group discussions, and programs provided by Resilience1220's therapists, teens can develop important life-skills to help them be successful in many of the following areas: cultivating healthy relationships; issues of gender and identity; focusing in class; finding balance between their studies, activities, and social life; openly and honestly expressing opinions and emotions; participating in critical analysis of issues; developing a voice and learning resiliency.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Resilience1220 is uniquely positioned to play a critical part in alleviating mental health issues for youth as we have become a recognized resource in the mountain area. Between May 2019 and March 2020, Resilience1220 served over 184 youth in individual counseling. Our therapists have quickly risen to the challenges presented by social distancing requirements and are providing individual teletherapy appointments and group counseling via secure online platforms.

Resilience1220 Support Groups for Adults and Teens

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Families
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender
Parents

Description

Resilience1220 offers several free support groups for teens and adults to address challenges around LGBTQ issues, cultivating resilience, dealing with grief, and navigating issues experienced by gifted and talented kids, as well as support groups for parents. We have created multiple discussion groups in high schools and middle schools for youth and their parents. These programs lead to an increase in kids talking with parents about their concerns regarding themselves and their peers, and an increase in families and kids asking for help. We continue to create new support groups to target issues as they arise; for instance, we are now offering a teleconference group for teens to talk about the mental health challenges they are experiencing due to school closures and COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Resilience1220 is uniquely positioned to play a critical part in alleviating mental health issues of young people as we have become a recognized resource in the mountain area. Between May 2019 and March 2020, Resilience1220 served more than 245 youth in support groups. Our therapists have quickly risen to the challenges presented by social distancing requirements and are providing individual teletherapy appointments and group counseling via secure online platforms.

Resilience1220 Community Education Programs

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Families
General population
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

Resilience1220 has presented community events to broaden awareness and acceptance of mental health issues, such as a panel discussion on transgender issues held at Evergreen High School which more than 120 people attended, and a screening of the film "Angst" about teen anxiety, both held in November 2019. Our therapists also meet with specific audiences at their request, and have given talks to parent groups about how to support a teen, the National Charity League about stress and coping, and the EHS National Honor Society about the challenges of perfectionism.

We had planned an all-day mental health awareness forum to be held in Conifer in late April 2020, but this event has been postponed because of coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings. In an effort to expand awareness of the services we offer, and to provide links to mental health resources for parents and young people experiencing stress caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we have increased our presence on social media and use Facebook and Instagram as vehicles for sharing articles and podcasts on mental health issues and ways to cope during the crisis.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Resilience1220 offers free mental health services in the mountain communities west of Denver. We began serving young people in Evergreen in May 2019 and since then have expanded our outreach to include Conifer, Bailey, Idaho Springs and other communities. We now consider our service area to include four counties: western Jefferson County, Clear Creek County, southern Gilpin county, and Park County. Since we began our program in May 1, 2019, over 1,200 community members have attended our outreach programs.

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