WHAT WE DO
LeanIn1220 provides free counseling services to youth ages 12-20 in the mountain communities west of Denver and works to raise awareness of the social, emotional, and mental health issues young adults face. LeanIn1220 works to provide the necessary life skills to create wellness and resiliency in their lives.
WHY WE DO IT
There is a public health crisis in our state and nation. Mental health issues are on the rise, particularly in our youth who do not have the necessary skills and outlets to cope. Substance use, psychiatric hospitalizations, and suicide attempts and completions are indicative of this epidemic.
WHERE WE DO IT
LeanIn1220 offers free mental health services in the foothills west of Denver. This includes four counties: western Jefferson County, Clear Creek County, southern Gilpin County, and Park County.
HOW WE DO IT
The LeanIn1220 approach is based on prevention. Students participate in individual or group sessions devoted to the full range of mental health issues that young adults encounter. Addressing these needs works to alleviate stress and prevent future potential problems. The LeanIn1220 website allows youth ages 12 and older to sign up for a 60-minute appointment with a therapist. Therapist’s names and qualifications are posted on the website, allowing the youth to select the counselor who will be best for them.