After several coats of paint, a few trips to the hardware store, and some dedicated hours assembling furniture, Mental Health First Aid Colorado (MHFACO) has officially opened our doors at our new location in Lakewood, CO!
Why, you may ask, did we move? A good question. Over the last few months, we’ve had incredible growth here at MHFACO, expanding from a team of two to a team of SEVEN. Although it was a good team bonding experience to rotate and share desks, we’re excited to have a little bit more space to move around. Even more importantly, we’re excited that this move and team expansion will mean more opportunities to interact with YOU, our Mental Health First Aid Colorado community.
One way we want to do this is through our new blog, where you now find yourself! We hope to get to know you a little better and to provide an opportunity for you to get to know us too. Each MHFACO staff member will blog on a rotating basis, which we will post every Monday. Let’s be honest, we’re all looking for something to prolong the weekend a little bit, and what better way to do so than catching up with your favorite MHFACO staff members? We’re going to kick off our staff posts with a fun “Get to Know You” interview with each team member over the next three weeks. Be sure to click the “Follow” button on the right to make sure you never miss a new post.
That being said, our staff posts are only a small part of what we want this blog to be—that’s where you come in. We want to hear from YOU as a guest blogger. Yes, we’re talking to you. Not sure you feel entirely confident in your writing skills? No problem, we’re looking for best effort, not perfection. Not sure you have a story worth sharing? We respectfully disagree – the story you have is one that we want to hear. Not sure you have the time? Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to write a novel.
If you’re now sufficiently curious, take a peek at our “Style Guide” tab to see what we’re looking for in these guest blog posts. Then, when you’re ready, click the “Share a Story” tab to submit your post. Whether you’re a course participant, a mental health professional, a MHFA or YMHFA instructor or administrator, a caring community member, or somewhere in between all of these, we want to hear from you. Your voice is powerful in our continued mission to break down the stigma around mental health and substance use challenges.
In addition to these blog posts, we hope that you’ll feel comfortable to provide us with feedback on how we can better serve you. Head on over to the “Ask Us” tab to send us feedback – we’ll do our best to reply in a very timely way. Also if there’s a topic you really want to know more about, let us know and we’ll work hard to find an expert in that area to write a blog post.
We’re so excited to kick off this blog, and we really look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to explore the rest of this website—it’s still Monday, after all. Don’t forget to click that “Follow” button on the right, and look out for our first “Get to Know You” post next Monday!