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TMtC’s 2023 Winter Events

Our annual fundraising film night has evolved into community-oriented educational events. Please join us for our new event structure, free of charge!

Mental Health in the Mountains

Wednesday, March 1
Wilkinson Public Library Program Room
5:30 pm to 7:00pm

Join the Telluride Mountain Club and Wilkinson Public Library for a free event about mental health and how it plays into and relates to our passions in the mountains. Our schedule of events include:

  • The premiere of the film Heart and Soul and Concrete. Meredith Edwards is an accomplished ultra-runner and mountain athlete who has suffered from abuse and has developed a kinetic way of processing her trauma–dance rollerblading. Meredith will be attending the event for a film Q&A and will be on the panel for our follow-up discussion.
  • A showing of Ups and Downs. This film showcases professional skier Drew Petersen’s navigation of the mountains and valleys of mental health through skiing.
  • An open and public panel discussion on the topic of mental health in our mountain town. We are encouraging questions from the audience and hope to walk away with new tools and resources for outdoor grief and trauma. Panel participants include: Meredith Edwards, Lauren Glass, Danielle Beamer, and more to be announced soon.

Athlete / Counselor Bios

Danielle Beamer, LSW is deeply invested in rural mountain communities and loves learning people’s stories. She works with adults and older teens in individual and group settings to address a broad range of issues. Healing often requires allowing the hard, sticky, revolting, and unwanted emotions to create space for the pleasurable ones. It’s natural to need support through that process. Danielle gets excited about working with folks who are new to therapy or are comfortable pushing themselves physically but less familiar pushing emotional comfort zones. One of her passions is supporting survivors of outdoor trauma such as avalanches and wilderness accidents. She also loves collaborating with folks who are used to therapy and looking to go deeper. Danielle utilizes Internal Family Systems, body-centered approaches, and practical neuroscience to join the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms. To connect visit hiddenaspectscounseling.com, email danielleb@hiddenaspectscounseling.com or call 970-403-5999. 

Lauren Glass (she/her), is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) in the State of Colorado and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She worked for a decade in conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation prior to entering the mental health field. Lauren utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to serve a wide range of people and organizations in the Four Corners Region through direct clinical services, mental health education, and consultation. Currently she works in several capacities, including at the Silverton School, with an experiential equine facility, and as a mental health consultant for Southwest Conservation Corps. She also regularly delivers trainings to avalanche and snow professionals across the region. To find out more or connect on a project visit: laurenglassconsulting.com, or email laurenglassconsulting@gmail.com.

Resources 

  • Tri-County Health Network’s Crisis Resources – tchnetwork.org/crisis-resources/
    • Local / Colorado Crisis Resources, Suicide Prevention Resources, Mental Health Resources, Substance Abuse Resources, Domestic Violence Resources
  • Survivors of Outdoor Adventures and Recovery (SOAR) – soar4life.org/
    • Their vision is to support survivors in a healthy life after accidents by providing resources and education for self-care, peer support, and Outdoor Trauma Informed Therapists.
  • Responder Alliance – responderalliance.com/
    • Their mission is to advance the national conversation on stress injury formation and recovery in responders of all types. We do this by connecting responders, professionals, and organizations with resources, education, and training formulated on good science.
  • Climbing Grief Fund – americanalpineclub.org/grieffund
    • The Climbing Grief Fund (CGF) connects individuals to effective mental health professionals and resources and evolves the conversation around grief and trauma in the climbing, alpinism and ski mountaineering community.
  • Mountain Muskox  – mountainmuskox.com/
    • The Muskox provides safe, supportive, professional and peer facilitated, group circles for anyone who has experienced loss or trauma in the mountains. Muskox is a group of mountain community members coming together with clinicians to create a sustainable support network for those who have gone through a traumatic event, including group therapy, peer support and a mental health network.

Big thank you to Jagged Edge Mountain Gear for your sponsorship of this event!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to us at telluridemountainclub@gmail.com! We are always looking for more supporters and raffle donors. Thank you for your help!

 

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Telluride Mountain Club advocates for safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities in the Telluride region, through education, awareness and collaboration.

Telluride Mountain Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.