2024 Mental Health is Wealth Internship Program

Moving AHEAD is excited to announce the second round of our Mental Health is Wealth Internship Program!

The 2024 MHiW Internship Program will be held over eight weeks. Each week, interns will come together to participate in a workshop led by our team of clinical psychologists and artistic facilitators, to gain a foundational understanding of mental health and well-being. In conjunction, interns will work within local healthcare and performing arts organizations, to gain experience from industry leaders in the workplace.

Weekly internship schedules are determined by the availability of the organization as well as the intern, and will be communicated before the start date. As part of the internship experience, learners will engage in weekly artistic practices that will be incorporated into a final showcase.

Mental Health is Wealth is intentional in helping to: 

  • Expand the circle of support for each youth
  • Provide opportunities for youth to learn and exercise their power
  • Nurture curious career and post-high school educational options
  • Introduce the multiple intersections between creativity, mental health, business, and community

Our application portal is now closed for the summer 2024 round of Mental Health is Wealth. Please check back soon for updates.

CPRD Community Resources

Mental Health Services for Youth Ages 18 and Under

Colorado House Bill 21-1258 established I Matter in 2021 to provide access to mental health and substance use disorder services for youth, and to address needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

I Matter services are available to youth ages 18 and under, or ages 21 and under if receiving special education services. Youth under 12 years of age will need caregiver consent to receive services.

I Matter provides up to six free virtual therapy sessions for youth in Colorado.

Mental Health Services for Individuals Ages 18 and Up

TherapyDirect is a Colorado-based, grant-funded service that connects individuals ages 18 and up to a therapist or peer specialist in minutes.

TherapyDirect services are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm MST. If you’re not ready to talk to someone right away, you can submit a request to be contacted at a time that fits your schedule. There are no program fees or insurance required to receive services.

Under TherapyDirect, individuals seeking support receive up to three free virtual 55-minute sessions.

Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential and immediate support from trained professionals and peer specialists

Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 for support 24/7/365. Colorado residents can also seek services in-person at CCS walk-in centers, regardless of ability to pay. The Denver walk-in center is located at 4353 E. Colfax Ave Denver, 80220.

STARTING THE CONVERSATION - UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

FREE TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE - ZERO FARE FOR YOUTH

 

Zero Fare for Youth is a one-year pilot program that aims to enhance the lives of RTD customers and communities by reducing transportation costs for families.

By inviting youth ages 19 and under to ride the bus and train at no cost, RTD removes barriers to education and employment, while creating access to destinations across the metro Denver region.

STARTING THE CONVERSATION - UNDERSTANDING PROPER NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

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