ABOUT HCD

Happy City: Art for the People is a six-week, citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being.

The project brings together more than 10 artists’ perspectives to address ideas of happiness and community wellness, in order to imagine a more connected society. The installation sites are located throughout Denver, and include streets, alleyways, billboards, video screens, and Union Station, among others.

The project is initiated by British artist Stuart Semple and pays homage to Canadian journalist Charles Montgomery’s influential publication “Happy City.” Montgomery’s book questions the intersection between urban design and the science of happiness. In response, Happy City: Art for the People provides unexpected art experiences in public spaces with the hope of inciting curiosity and encouraging togetherness. Overall, the project invokes the question – can a city be happy?

Happy City: Art for the People is produced by The Denver Theatre District with artistic direction by Black Cube and is a result of collaboration among a number of funding partners, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Community First Foundation, Denver Arts & Venues, Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, Downtown Denver Partnership, McWHINNEY, P.S. You Are Here, Sage Hospitality, and VISIT DENVER.

In addition to the art installations and artist contributions, Happy City offers extensive programming to engage the community.

On view May 18 through June 30, 2018

“Happiness is the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.”

– Sonja Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness

ARTWORKS

Happy City’s art experiences strive to engage diverse, local audiences by presenting art in public spaces – spaces that explore fresh terrain, ranging from transportation hubs to alleyways, and beyond. Together, these artworks aim to investigate and reflect on breaking down social barriers, softening public space, and encouraging collective experiences.

Artists: Theresa Anderson, Matt Barton, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Carlos Frésquez, Vince McKelvie, Kelly Monico, Zach Reini, John Roemer, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson, and Frankie Toan

ARTWORKS

Emotional Baggage Drop (hello stranger)

ARTIST 

Stuart Semple

DATES

May 18 – June 10, 2018

TIMES

Wednesdays – Fridays from 11 a.m. – 1p.m.
& 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m

LOCATION

Denver’s Union Station, Great Hall, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Free, 18+, and open to the public

Emotional Baggage Drop (hello stranger) is an audience-led art installation by British artist Stuart Semple that mimics a luggage drop. The artwork explores ways to alleviate anxiety and feelings of isolation through the social benefits of trusting strangers..

ARTWORKS

Happy Clouds

ARTIST 

Stuart Semple

DATES

15 Launches from May 18 – June 30, 2018

TIMES
LOCATION

Denver Public Library Branches, Mental Health Center of Denver, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Art Museum, Civic Center Park
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

British artist Stuart Semple’s iconic Happy Clouds are composed of smiley-face bubble sculptures, that when released with helium, drift amid public space. These fleeting, environmentally-friendly clouds float outdoors, interrupting daily life and reminding all to be mindful of the present.

ARTWORKS

Baker-Miller-Pink (billboard)

ARTIST 

John Roemer

DATES

May 2018 – May 2019

TIMES

LOCATION

Champa Street between 13th and 14th Streets
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

Baker-Miller-Pink is a public installation featuring a triptych billboard outside of the Buell Theatre by Denver-based artist John Roemer. Exploring the research behind the psychological effects of the color Baker-Miller pink, this monochromatic work seeks to positively influence public space.

ARTWORKS

Animated Screens

ARTIST 

Theresa Anderson, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Vince McKelvie, & Zach Reini

DATES

Launches May 18 – June 30, 2018

TIMES

LOCATION

Throughout The Denver Theatre District (14th Street & Champa Street; 16th Street Mall & Champa Street; 15th Street & Champa Street; and 14th Street & Arapahoe Street)
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

 

Four artists exhibit video-based artworks that subvert the traditional commercial use of the digital billboards in downtown Denver. These animated shorts by artists Theresa Anderson, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Vince McKelvie, and Zach Reini will rotate throughout the duration of Happy City, mixed among the regular advertising.

ARTWORKS

Soft Something

ARTIST 

Matt Barton

DATES

June 8 – June 29, 2018

RECEPTION

 Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

TIMES

Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

LOCATION

Understudy, 890 C 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

Soft Something is an immersive installation by Colorado Springs-based artist Matt Barton that blurs the boundary between a gallery, greenhouse, and sanctuary. Within the exhibition’s dynamic environment, viewers are positioned as participants – invited to relax, play, and explore the uncertain middle-ground between belief and cynicism.

ARTWORKS

JUMP (bring us together)

ARTIST 

Stuart Semple

DATES

June 23 – June 24, 2018

TIMES

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

LOCATION

17th Street between Wynkoop Street and Wazee Street
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

JUMP (bring us together) is a participatory artwork envisioned by British artist Stuart Semple that invites the public to jump on a large-scale inflatable floor. Through the act of jumping, this unconventional art installation aspires to generate unexpected moments of joy and the freedom of self-expression.

JUMP (bring us together) is funded in part by McWhinney, Sage Hospitality, VISIT Denver, and the Downtown Denver Partnership.

ARTWORKS

Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project

ARTIST 

Carlos Fresquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson, and Frankie Toan

DATES

June 15, 2018 – May 2019

TIMES

11 a.m. – 7 p.m

OPENING

Friday, June 15, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

LOCATION

16th Street Mall Alleys
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

Five artists transform alleyways along Denver’s 16th Street Mall into site-specific, sculptural art installations. The artists include Carlos Fresquez, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, Joel Swanson, and Frankie Toan. Together, these artworks aspire to soften public space and encourage city dwellers to observe the overlooked parts of our urban environment.

Between Us is funded and maintained by Downtown Denver Partnership Business Improvement District.

PROGRAMS

Happy City comprises a wide range of programming and activities intended to encourage discourse around the topic of “happiness” and its connection to mental wellness. The highlights include a series of casual talks, titled Happy Talks, a panel discussion featuring two well-renowned experts from the field, and a publication titled Ear to Ear that offers a range of perspectives from local to national contributors. In addition, a partnership with Denver B-cycle presenting custom wrapped Happy Bikes by a local illustrator.

Happy City is partnering with numerous organizations in the Denver community as an initiative to cultivate relationships among local residents and inspire deeper conversations about the importance of wellness. These partnerships range from nonprofit art organizations to mental health facilities, representing a diverse platform of individuals passionate about the subject of well-being and its impact on our community.

PROGRAMS

Happy Bikes

Denver-based designer and illustrator, Dayna Safferstein, produced twenty Happy City bicycle wraps for B-cycle, Denver’s bike share program. The custom bikes will be available to anyone at any of the 89 B-stations throughout central Denver, Capitol Hill, Uptown, Highlands, Globeville, Cherry Creek, Baker, and the Auraria campus.

Safferstein’s illustrative bike wraps aim to motivate local residents and tourists to contribute to the reduction of traffic and pollution in the city, while exercising physical and mental health. Fun fact in 2017, nearly 65,000 B-cyclers rode over 730,000 miles, burned 22 million calories, and saved over $1 million dollars!

Dates: May 2018 – May 2019
Locations: B-cycle Stations
Cost: For rates visit www.denverbcycle.com

PROGRAMS

Ear to Ear: Beyond the Smile (Publication)

“Ear to Ear” is a one-issue newsprint publication that investigates the concept of happiness through a myriad of perspectives — from scientific to poetic approaches. The publication is comprised of local and national contributors, all of whom share personal stories, figurative works, or research findings that speak to the ideas of happiness. Collectively, “Ear to Ear” is a representation of a subject matter that is often elusive, yet highly sought after, in our present-day society.

Release Date:
May 18, 2018
Location:
Available online and in print at artwork installation sites
READ IT ONLINE HERE

PROGRAMS

Happy Talks

The Happy City initiative presents Happy Talks, a series of deeper conversations exploring the intersection of art, mental wellness, and civic participation. These casual talks will feature a larger, roundtable discussion amongst attendees, with special guests Charles Montgomery and Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas.

Date:

May 22, 2018

Time:

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:

Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204

Featured Guests:

Charles Montgomery

 
Date:

May 24, 2018

Time:

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:

Denver’s Union Station, Great Hall, 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

Featured Guests:

Charles Montgomery and Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas

PROGRAMS

Happiness Unpacked – Panel Discussion

What is happiness? Can a city be happy? And why? Furthermore, what choices can we make to maximize our own well­-being? Featuring guest participants award-winning Canadian author Charles Montgomery and Emiliana Simon-Thomas Ph.D., the science director at the University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.

This panel discussion, co-hosted by the Denver Art Museum’s young philanthropist group—CultureHaus, will pull together perspectives that range from urban design to the emerging science of happiness to bring about a nuanced conversation regarding ways to better focus on human well-being.

Panelists:
Montgomery is recognized for his transformative experiments, conversations and stories about cities, science, and human well-being. He is the author of the award-winning book “Happy City” and founder of the consultancy of the same name.

Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., oversees the University of California, Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center, is a co-instructor of its Science of Happiness online course and helps manage its Expanding Gratitude project. Simon-Thomas is a leading expert on the neuroscience and psychology of compassion, kindness, gratitude and other “pro-social” skills.

Date:

May 23, 2018

Time:

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:

Denver Art Museum, Lewis Sharp Auditorium – 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

El Paseante

Museo de las Americas /  http://museo.org
El Paseanteby Nadin Ospina is a contemporary reinterpretation of a pre-Columbian piece from the Quimbaya culture. This inflatable sculpture, which will be on display at Museo, represents the basic elements of family and the community unit, emphasizing the importance of the family structure.

This figure stands for unity, stability, and peace and serves as an icon for happiness. Museo selected the El Paseante piece for Happy City to provoke conversations around the importance of the family unit as a foundation for well-being. El Paseante can be viewed during normal gallery hours, noon. – 5 p.m.

Dates: May 22 – 25, 2018
Location: Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

How To Measure The Weather with members of Flinching Eye Collective

Emmanuel Gallery at the University of Colorado Denver 


How To Measure The Weather is a one-night performance by Tobias Fike, Ryan Wade Ruehlen, Scott Ferguson, and Kari Treadwell at the Emmanuel Gallery at University of Colorado Denver. Situated as an active and migratory sound installation, the audience is invited to sit or lie down throughout the gallery while the performers compose and untangle an environment of aural memories and shifting climates, built through eccentric and humoristic elements.

Affecting the limits of how one hears and feels the overlap of urban and natural atmospheres devoid of normal circumstances, this collaborative soundscape ranges from the inert to the catastrophic.

Date:

May 25, 2018

Time:

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, 12th and Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80204

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Happy Clouds

Colorado Symphony Orchestra 


Music Director Brett Mitchell and pianist Natasha Paremski take the stage for their Red Rocks Amphitheatre debut with the Colorado Symphony. Brett leads the orchestra through a celebratory nod to Leonard Bernstein’s centennial anniversary in Overture from Candide while Natasha performs the thrilling centerpiece of the program, Rachmaninoff’s wildly popular Piano Concerto No. 2.

The night concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, one of his most popular symphonies. Accompanying this musical performance, concert attendees will witness the release of artist Stuart Semple’s floating sculptures, Happy Clouds, within the amphitheater’s natural landscape.

Date:

May 31, 2018

Time:

7:30 p.m.

Location:

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison, CO 80465

Tickets:

$29.50 – $69.50; Purchase tickets here

Entrance to Red Rocks Park is free and open to the public; access to the venue for the concert requires a ticket.

PROGRAMS

10,000 Smiles

Access Gallery


10,000 Smiles is a collaborative art project that invites members from the Denver community to create, play, and engage together. By using nontraditional art materials (stickers!), all are welcome to contribute their mark on this collective artwork regardless of ability.

10,000 Smiles is open for the full duration of Happy City during Access Gallery’s open hours (Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Access Gallery invites the public to join Happy City in the gallery for First Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe on June 1.

Date:

June 1, 2018

Time:

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location:

Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

SCL Health

SCL Health’s Mental Health First Aid Certification is an 8-hour course that teaches individuals how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps to identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

Date:

June 9, 2018

Time:

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Free, 18+, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Self-Care Workshop

CU Depression Center
The Self-Care Workshop is an interactive, collaborate training, introducing the concept and importance of self-care as a basis for both personal and professional success. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the importance and necessity of self-care and the ability to identify areas of improvement in one’s own self-care while recognizing different techniques and habits to develop a well-balanced lifestyle.

DATES

June 12, 2018

TIMES

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION

Center for Visual Art, 965 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80206
Free and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Welcome! Come In! – The Doors Project

The Center 
Welcome! Come In! – The Doors Project is a temporal, large-scale, interactive installation designed, built, installed and managed by Denver artist Lonnie Hanzon and his studio. Constructed of brightly painted doors and panels, viewers are invited to explore (and Instagram) the sculpture and its welcoming and affirming signs and poetry conveying “A Happy City is an inclusive city.”

Date:

June 16 & 17, 2018

Time:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location:

Civic Center Park, 101 W 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

 

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Relaxation Station

Im’Unique / https://www.imunique.org/
Do you ever find yourself always on the go? At times, this is necessary, but it’s important to set aside time to relax and focus on self-care. Im’Unique is an organization committed to fostering healthy lifestyles. For Happy City, they’ve created the Relaxation Station, a personalized experience that utilizes cutting-edge technology to help individuals calm down and unwind. Hosted at The Denver Theatre District’s Understudy, the Relaxation Station will be featured alongside Matt Barton’s art installation, Soft Something.

Date:

June 19, 2018

Time:

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:

Understudy, 809 C 14th St., Denver, CO 80202

Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Happy Bikes

Denver-based designer and illustrator, Dayna Safferstein, produced twenty Happy City bicycle wraps for B-cycle, Denver’s bike share program. The custom bikes will be available to anyone at any of the 89 B-stations throughout central Denver, Capitol Hill, Uptown, Highlands, Globeville, Cherry Creek, Baker, and the Auraria campus.

Safferstein’s illustrative bike wraps aim to motivate local residents and tourists to contribute to the reduction of traffic and pollution in the city, while exercising physical and mental health. Fun fact in 2017, nearly 65,000 B-cyclers rode over 730,000 miles, burned 22 million calories, and saved over $1 million dollars!

Dates: May 2018 – May 2019
Locations: B-cycle Stations
Cost: For rates visit www.denverbcycle.com

PROGRAMS

Harnessing our Strengths to Cultivate our Resilience, Sources of Strength

We will connect with each other, play games, reduce barriers to find support, and empower participants to promote their own wellness and that of their communities using strength-based approaches. In this workshop we will use art, conversational, and intellectual-based activities to discuss the eight strengths that comprise our framework: family support, positive friends, mentors, healthy activities, spirituality, generosity, medical access, and mental health. This will catalyze them to consider their strengths and how they can respond to stress and adversity in ways that profoundly increase their health and wellness. Learn more at sourcesofstrength.org.

Date:

May 29, 2018

Time:

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:

Board Game Republic, 900 W. 1st Ave. Ste. 130, Denver, CO 80223
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

PROGRAMS

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being Community Fish Fry

The Mental Health Center of Denver Community Fish Fry celebrates the first Farmer’s Market of 2018 and provides a chance to welcome summer with food, fun and art for all ages. The event will include free food, music, a chance to interact with animals, opportunities to view and make art, face painting and a release of Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds.”

Mental Health Center of Denver
Mental Health Center of Denver enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier. Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, MHCD provides treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to more than 60,000 children, families and adults annually. mhcd.org

Date:

June 20, 2018

Time:

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:

Location: Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being, 3401 Eudora St., Denver, CO, 80207
Free, all-ages, and open to the public

MAP

CALENDAR

MAY

5/18

Happy City Launch Party   

DATES

May 18

LOCATION

Denver’s Union Station

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5/18

Emotional Baggage Drop (hello stranger) 

DATES

May 18 – June 10

LOCATION

Denver’s Union Station, Great Hall

LEARN MORE

5/18

Baker-Miller-Pink (billboard) – John Roemer

DATES

May 18

LOCATION

1345 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80204

LEARN MORE

5/18

Animated Screens

DATES

May 18

LOCATION

Throughout The Denver Theatre District (14th Street & Champa Street, 16th Street Mall & Champa Street, 15th Street & Champa Street, and 14th Street & Arapahoe Street)

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MAY

5/19

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”  

DATES

May 19

LOCATION

Colorado Convention Center

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5/22

El Paseante

DATES

May 22 – 25, 2018

LOCATION

Museo de las Americas

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5/22

Happy Talks #1 with Charles Montgomery

DATES

May 22

LOCATION

Museo de las Americas

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5/22

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

May 22

LOCATION

Museo de las Americas

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MAY

5/23

Happiness Unpacked – Panel Discussion

DATES

May 23

LOCATION

Lewis Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum

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5/24

Happy Talks #2 (Union Station)

DATES

May 24

LOCATION

Denver’s Union Station, Great Hall

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5/25

How To Measure The Weather” with members of Flinching Eye Collective

DATES

May 25, 2018

LOCATION

Emmanuel Art Gallery on the Auraria Campus

LEARN MORE

5/29

Sources of Strength Teen Workshop

DATES

May 29, 2018

LOCATION

Board Game Republic

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MAY

5/31

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Happy Clouds

DATES

May 31, 2018

LOCATION

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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JUNE

6/1

10,000 Smiles

DATES

June 1 – June 30

LOCATION

Access Gallery

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6/2

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 2

LOCATION

Denver Art Museum

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6/4

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 4

LOCATION

Bear Valley Branch Library

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JUNE

6/5

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 5

LOCATION

Lakewood Cultural Center

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6/6

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 6

LOCATION

Hampden Branch Library

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6/7

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 7

LOCATION

SouthWest Improvement Council Campus

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6/8

Soft Something – Matt Barton

DATES

June 8 – June 29

LOCATION

Understudy

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JUNE

6/9

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 9

LOCATION

Schlessman Family Branch Library

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6/9

Adult Mental Health First Aid Certification

DATES

June 9

LOCATION

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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6/12

Self-Care Workshop

DATES

June 12

LOCATION

Center for Visual Art

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6/15

Between Us: The Downtown Denver Alleyways Project Opening

DATES

June 15

LOCATION

16th Street Mall

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JUNE

6/15

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 15

LOCATION

McNichols Building

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6/16

Welcome! Come In! – The Doors Project

DATES

June 16 & 17

LOCATION

Civic Center Park

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6/17

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 17

LOCATION

Levitt Pavilion Denver at Ruby Hill Park

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6/20

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 20

LOCATION

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being

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JUNE

6/20

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being Community Fish Fry

DATES

June 20

LOCATION

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being

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6/22

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 22

LOCATION

Virginia Village Branch Library

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6/23

JUMP (bring us together)

DATES

June 23 – June 24

LOCATION

17th Street between Wynkoop St and Wazee St

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6/28

Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds”

DATES

June 28

LOCATION

Montbello Branch Library

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RESOURCES

The Happy City team has compiled a list of resources, with input from industry leaders and Happy City community partners, that range from self-care research to local service providers. As advocates of mental health and well-being, we hope these resources can provide guidance or solace. Although this is not a comprehensive list of all resources available, these resources are intended to be a starting point for further exploration and encourage you, or someone you know, to find support that benefits your well-being.

Self-Care

Greater Good Science Center

The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley is an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior. While serving the traditional tasks of a UC Berkeley research center—fostering groundbreaking scientific discoveries—the GGSC is unique in its commitment to helping people apply scientific research to their lives.

Harvard Health Publishing

Harvard Health Publishing is the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University, under the direction of Dr. David H. Roberts, Dean for External Education. The goal of their publications is to bring people around the world the most current health information that is authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible, drawing on the expertise of the 10,000+ faculty physicians at Harvard Medical School.

Psychology Today

Founded in 1967, Psychology Today covers all aspects of human behavior, from the workings of the brain to the bonds between people and the larger cultural forces that drive our most intimate decisions. They gather renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists, and writers to contribute thoughts and ideas on what makes us tick. Essentially, they are a live stream of what’s happening in psychology today.

Digital Responsibility

Digital Responsibility was started by a group of Silicon Valley tech employees who wished to share with young people the personal and public consequences of technology. Their site acknowledges and provides research regarding the psychological issues that arise as a result of being overly connected digitally, which include distraction, narcissism, expectation of instant gratification, and even depression.

Treatment / Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use, or emotional help for yourself, or someone you know, start with Colorado Crisis Services. As Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline, they provide confidential and immediate support by trained counselors, 24/7/365. Call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255.

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center at CU

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center is dedicated to helping patients and families by providing transformative treatment of depressive illnesses and related mood disorders. As part of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Johnson Depression Center’s innovative team-based and integrated care models are revolutionizing the mental and behavioral health landscape.

Mental Health Center of Denver

Mental Health Center of Denver is a charitable organization and comprehensive community mental health center that provides treatment, prevention, outreach, and crisis services to children, families, and adults in the Denver-Metro area. MHCD is a place for recovery, resilience, and well-being, and is known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral healthcare.

Mental Health Colorado

Mental Health Colorado advocates for the more than one million Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. They engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination.

The Center: Advancing LGBT Colorado

Opening in 1976, The Center has grown to become the largest community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado’s LGBT community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Their mission is to ensure that every member of the LGBT community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. Call 1-800-273-8255.

CONTACT

Black Cube

Denver Theatre District

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