We are here to empower, educate, and support YOUTH, families and our community about mental health using experiential holistic approaches and research-based
mental health education.
Offering those with mental health struggles the same concern and compassion we show to those with physical conditions is long overdue. We all struggle with mental health issues to some degree and we are not out there hurting people in a violent way. Looking for acceptance and guidance is something we all deserve and need to have access to in our communities. There are ‘hubs’ for physical health that include different types of workout gyms just as there are different religious organizations for our spiritual health. Why doesn’t this exist for our mental health? In fact, mental/physical/spiritual wellness are all connected, so it’s time to bring them together in one “Hub” to strengthen the whole person!
CLEAR Lighthouse is a Nonprofit Holistic Mental Health Community Center ("Holistic Hub" - membership-based) for youth ages 13-24 who have a history with depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts. We empower youth and families in a non-clinical setting using experiential activities, relationship-building opportunities, leadership, coping skills, and mental health education. Our focus is nurturing your body/mind/spirit through activities that center around our CLEAR values of:
Our society has become so disconnected and 'too busy' to make time to listen to someone who might be struggling through life. They don't always expect you to 'fix it', but they hope you will just listen and try to understand their perspective. Youth need a place to go where they feel they belong, their voice and opinions matter, learn coping and leadership skills, and build resilience while navigating this life.
Youth, parents and the community will also benefit from having local mental health support systems, community activities and evidence-based mental health trainings to help decrease the mental health stigma, become more educated in how to help themselves and others with mental health struggles and work towards strengthening themselves and their families.
Our adult and youth leaders will work together to create and sustain our innovative programs! Some of these will include:
- youth leadership
- art & music exploration
- yoga & meditation / exercise
- animal-assisted activities
- group empowerment activities
- gardening and earthing
Having youth leaders help with our program development reassures them that their input matters! This will help create a sense of belonging and empowerment that can be long-lasting. They will see how their input can make a difference in their community and beyond! We hope they will return as youth mentors and leaders for us or other organizations they are passionate about. Creating healthy relationships and a sense of belonging is vital to saving lives and making mental health less of a taboo subject.
Finding holistic ways to feed our body/mind/spirit is truly the foundation for our overall health, so we will talk about it, DO IT and chart the results! Our mental health system deserves more options rather than taking a pill and waiting in line to be seen for an hour. It's time for a CULTURE CHANGE in the way we view emotional health and how we take care of our bodies. Human connection saves lives!
It is time to give and receive love again in our communities and help one another. We are collaborating with a variety of talented individuals and organizations that want to HELP BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.
We are a "Holistic Hub" for emotional/physical/spiritual health in Northern CO!
TOGETHER we can do our part to eradicate the suicide epidemic and
promote new mental health solutions!