We are Rotarians for Mental Health, an advocacy coalition of District 5450 clubs. Our mission is to raise awareness, foster compassion and develop broad-based support for those affected by mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Our co-chairs are, from left to right, Diane Messamore, Bill Farrow, Patty Burnett and Seth Patterson.
Our current members are the Rotary Clubs of Boulder, Boulder Flatirons, Boulder Valley, Denver Southeast, Englewood, Golden, Westminster 7:10 and Wheat Ridge. We invite any club interested in service around mental health to join us.
We are a District 5450-endorsed program. Here’s how we came about: In 2011, several clubs in the Denver Metro area were actively engaged in mental health projects and began to exchange ideas. Early on, they collaborated with mental health professionals and recognized the importance of education for Rotary members and their communities. We called our work Mental Health Initiatives. Now we are Rotarians for Mental Health.
If your Rotary Club is considering a mental health project, please count our co-chairs as available resources.
Bill Farrow, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Messamore, email@example.com
Seth Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pattu Burnett, email@example.com