On September 14th, the Estes Park High School hosted their first “Community Wellness Night”.
Around 75 community members came to the event, which featured Andrew Romanoff, CEO and President of Mental Health Colorado, as a keynote speaker. The event was coordinated by the counselor team at the Estes Park School District, and included a resource fair that highlighted local wellness organizations, and included break out sessions that covered several topics such as addiction, suicide and mental health awareness, wellness, social media safety and stress. The event helped to continue the conversation and outreach accomplished over the past three years by the Estes Valley Suicide Awareness Task Force, which is chaired by Superintendent of Schools. Sheldon Rosenkrance.
High School Counselor, Hannah Heckerson, took the lead in coordinating the resources and groups for the community wellness event, and was instrumental in bringing everyone togetherin one space to talk and learn about wellness. Wellness and mental health continue to be a top priority for Estes Park School District as they focus on the growth of the whole child. Hannah hopes to continue to grow the event and offerings each year.