Lived Experience

Story Slams

&

Experiential Groups

Ongoing Empowerment Groups

for

Youth & Adults!

Loneliness is a major epidemic and contributor to the taboo surrounding mental wellness and our suicide crisis.

Let's create more connection to:

  • enhance our quality of life

  • build our sense of belongingness

  • create more community

TOGETHER we can make an impact!

SUICIDE is the leading cause of death among Colorado youth between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

 

Teens ages 15-19 in Colorado are almost twice as likely to take their own lives as the

national average

Why Colorado’s suicide rate is so high is not easy to pinpoint. Advocates point to social media pressures, isolation, mental wellness discrimination, bullying, substance abuse, inadequate mental health resources and LGBTQ+ discrimination. 

*Above are some examples of previous events
(Lived Experience Story Slams) and groups
Cheryl has helped create.

Express your
story in whatever creative way you feel comfortable with or....just listen to others!
It promotes true connection and healing.

Youth Testimonials

MABRI BLISS -

young adult

2019-20

I highly recommend working with Cheryl Mlcoch. I had the absolute pleasure of partnering up with her for over a year to help prevent suicide through different social events and intimate moments with people. 

 

I’ve never met someone so dedicated and full of perseverance in my life. She works, works and works for the mission of helping others. Beyond just the time and energy spent on any cause she chooses, she approaches it with true intuition. 

 

With her self awareness and her lived experience, she is able to penetrate anyone’s barriers and help them get to the other side. She is full of wacky quirks that make her SO unique. I know her heart is full of gold!

 

My time spent with her has been full of laughter, insight, and purpose. No one matches her true passion for changing the world- it’s truly what she does! I love her with my whole heart and I’m always watching out for what she has next!

 

Watch out world!

I always had a good time with Cheryl- her activities always had me leaving with being more aware of myself. Whether through my body, my thoughts, etc.

 

Cheryl is amazing at creating environments where people feel welcomed. She is very good at sensing boundaries and not overstepping. She truly cares about everyone, and checked in. She was honest and open at every meeting and story slam. I am so thankful that I can participate in her activities, and know Cheryl. She’s such a wonderful and accepting person.

Coming soon...

I am looking forward to what is next....

I am grateful to have worked with so many incredible youth!

FYNN K. - they/them

young adult

2019-20