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September 2021: Mental Health in our Valley
Thank you for interacting with this year’s Longevity Project; video recording of local expert panelists and additional resources below. Stay tuned for information on the 2022 event as we continue exploring topics relevant to living long and fulfilling lives.
MENTAL HEALTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Kevin Hines – CRACKED, NOT BROKEN
Two Ways to Participate in The Longevity Project:
12:00pm | Grand River Health, Rifle, CO
Ticket includes lunch and keynote presentation by Kevin Hines.
6:00pm | Now a Free Virtual Event
Join us for an informal virtual event, from the comfort of your home.
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Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hines
Suicide Prevention & Mental Health AdvocateKevin is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
LOCAL EXPERT PANEL:
Elizabeth BellElizabeth Bell is Executive Director of the James Kirk Bernard Foundation (jkbf.org), a valley-based non-profit focused on prevention of suicidal behaviors through scientific research into the bio-environmental contributors to suicide risk, information and supports for those at risk of mental health and suicidal challenges, and a program fostering creative expression through artistic legacies (poba.org).
Chelsea Carnoali, MPAChelsea currently serves Pitkin County as Mental Health Analyst within Public Health. Prior to this role, Chelsea has spent several years in social work within the Roaring Fork Valley, including Pitkin County Child Welfare and Adult Protective Services. Utilizing the value of these work experiences, her education in Public Administration and Project Management, and passion for community building and individual empowerment, Chelsea is excited to further Pitkin County’s initiatives by informing the creation of meaningful programming. Efforts in Chelsea’s career directly relate to her interests outside of work, which are centered around parenting four young children and finding freedom in exploration and new experiences!
Kier GallikKeir was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana where he learned to ski, bike, hike, play sports and do all number of things outdoors. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley more than 5 years ago, Keir found a comfortingly similar environment to the one he was used to back home. As a proud person in long-term recovery from drug and alcohol, Keir offers practical experience in addressing mental health and substance abuse issues in our community and beyond. For his day job, Keir works at as a banker at Timberline Bank in Aspen.
Aaron GarlandAaron has worn many professional hats from basketball player in the Israeli league to stockbroker, fisherman, manager of an equestrian center, carpenter and for the last twenty two years he has worked with teenagers as a high school English and Special Education teacher and life coach. He also started the non-profit Houses for Higher Education, which connected Roaring Fork Valley students with architects and builders for small-scale construction projects. Aaron is the director of the McBride Internship, which annually takes eight valley students on a two-week camping trip to a wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. He currently coaches teens in group and one-on-one settings and teaches a life skills class to clients of the Jaywalker Lodge recovery program in Carbondale.
Kate Moyer, MA, MSW, LSWKate is the Behavioral Health Coordinator at Aspen Valley Hospital. Kate assists patients and families receiving medical care at AVH by providing psychosocial support, referrals, and care coordination. She also serves as an AVH representative on various community based mental health committees.
Angilina TaylorAngilina Taylor, Executive Director of Aspen Strong. Angilina brings passion for mental health to the Executive Director position based on lived experiences and is devoted to being a part of the movement to change the conversation around mental health & wellbeing. Before making the switch into the nonprofit sector Angilina had 17 years of business strategy and development experience leading and inspiring teams in the product creation market both as a corporate leader and an entrepreneur.
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