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Your source for all press releases regarding Mental Health Center of Denver.

International Acclaim for Denver’s Dahlia Campus

October 20, 2017  Download

DENVER - Mental Health Center of Denver’s Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being was recognized Thursday in Melbourne, Australia by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) with the organization’s Core Values Award. Dahlia Campus won Project of the Year for demonstrating excellence in public engagement before and during the launch of the campus in early 2016. Dahlia Campus was scored against the ‘best of the best’ competing with other winning projects by national IAP2 affiliates across the world.

Mental Health Center of Denver Appoints New Members to Board of Directors 

Ann Boyd, Luis Duarte, Peggy Kozal and Dr. Marjorie Lewis join Mental Health Center of Denver Board of Directors.

September 27, 2017  Download | Board Members

DENVER…The Mental Health Center of Denver welcomes six new members to our Board of Directors: Ann Boyd, Luis Duarte, Peggy Kozal, Dr. Marjorie Lewis, Officer Robert W. Parks and Bruce Schroffel.

Sanderson Apartments is one of nation’s first buildings designed under principles of trauma-informed care

Architectural and design features help minimize effects of trauma through healing, nurturing spaces designed to elevate lives

August 28, 2017  Download

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2017…When Sanderson Apartments opens its doors this week, it will become one of the first buildings in the nation designed under the principles of trauma-informed care.  Trauma-informed care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. And while the practice is widespread amongst treating clients and survivors, it’s only now being put into building and design practice.

The Mental Health Center of Denver celebrates the grand opening of Sanderson Apartments

Part of Denver’s social impact bond program to fund supportive housing for 60 people

August 24, 2017  Download

DENVER, August 24, 2017…. Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Carl Clark, M.D., president and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver, are among city leaders celebrating the completion of the Mental Health Center of Denver’s Sanderson Apartments on August 24, 2017.

The Mental Health Center of Denver Salutes the Distinguished Career of Forrest Cason

Renowned CFO quietly put together some of Denver’s most important developments

August 8, 2016   |   Download

DENVER…Drive around Denver and marvel at some of the key developments that have made a lasting mark on the city.

The Mental Health Center of Denver Breaks Ground on Innovative Permanent Supportive Housing Project

Sanderson Apartments to house 60 of Denver’s chronically homeless as part of city’s Social Impact Bond Program

April 25, 2016   |   Download

DENVER, April 25, 2016…. A ceremony was held today to break ground on an innovative new housing project aimed at reducing homelessness in Denver. Mayor Michael B. Hancock was among city leaders and stakeholders who celebrated the groundbreaking of Sanderson Apartments.

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being opens its doors January 5th

Innovative Child & Family Center offers variety of services to promote well-being

January 4, 2016   |   Download

DENVER, January 4, 2016….The Mental Health Center of Denver’s new child and family community center, Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being, opens its doors January 5, 2016 in Denver’s Northeast Park Hill neighborhood at 3401 Eudora Street.

The Mental Health Center of Denver's Recovery Center Earns LEED® Platinum Certification

March 25, 2013   |   Download

DENVER (March 22, 2013) – In July 2012, the Mental Health Center of Denver opened its new Recovery Center at 4455 E. 12th Ave. in Denver. Recently, the Recovery Center was awarded the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), helping the Mental Health Center of Denver fulfill its vision of being the greenest mental health facility in the country.

Brighten the Holidays with the Mental Health Center of Denver’s Gifts of Joy Drive

November 13, 2012   |   Download

Denver (November 13, 2012) - The Mental Health Center of Denver is looking for cash and gift donations for its annual Gifts of Joy holiday gift drive, and hopes to help more children and families than ever before. Denver’s largest mental health provider is calling on the community to make holiday donations in the form of children’s gifts/toys and $10 gift cards for the needy children, adolescents and adults it serves.

The Mental Health Center of Denver's Recovery Center Opens

July 10, 2012  |   Download

Denver’s community mental health center creates an integrated health care hub – a medical home where adults can receive their mental and general health care under one roof Denver, (July 9, 2012) – The Mental Health Center of Denver opened its new Recovery Center at 4455 E. 12th Ave. in Denver today. The Recovery Center, designed to provide both mental and primary care services, creates a true health care home to treat adult mental health consumer’s holistic healthcare needs.

Former First Lady of Colorado Jeannie Ritter to Serve as a Mental Health Ambassador for the Mental Health Center of Denver

July 1, 2012  |   Download

DENVER….When Jeannie Ritter became Colorado’s First Lady, she knew immediately that mental health would be her official cause. Advisers questioned her choice and encouraged her to take on something with more “universal appeal.” But, Jeannie was adamant and for four years, she helped bring unprecedented attention to mental health in Colorado.

Canadian comedian stands up for mental health

May 18, 2012 |   Download

Inspiring performance delivers a powerful message of hope using humor

Denver, May 18, 2011. –David Granirer stand-up comedian and mental health counselor is the keynote speaker and performer at the Mental Health Center of Denver’s (MCHD) annual Consumer, Family, and Provider Recovery Conference - Stand Up for Mental Health Recovery which celebrates May is Mental Health Month.

Denver Leader Assumes Chair of Board of National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

July 25, 2011 |   Download

Denver –July 25, 2011 -- Carl Clark, MD, assumed leadership of the board of directors of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) as the association advances an aggressive agenda to protect and expand safety net mental health and addictions treatment services. Clark leads a board committed to recovery and a life in the community for persons with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

Mental Health Center of Denver Honored with National Award for Excellence in Service Innovation

May 18, 2011  |   Download

Denver, CO - The Mental Health Center of Denver has been recognized by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare as the winner of the 2011 Awards of Excellence in Service Innovation.  The Mental Health Center of Denver is being acknowledged for their Integrating Care through Court to Community (IC3) Program.

Mental Health Center of Denver Recognized with National Awards for Effective Treatment, Innovation and Diverse Leadership

April 1, 2011 |   Download

Denver –April 1, 2011 - The Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) recently received several national awards for innovative use of technology, effective mental health treatment and leadership training that improves services for Denver’s diverse community.

Mental Health Center of Denver Acquires Building for Future Adult Services Recovery Center

February 16, 2011  |   Download

MHCD Selects Davis Partnership As Architect for Renovation of Former CU Health Sciences Building

Denver -- February 16, 2011 – The Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD) has announced the acquisition of a new building, as well as the selection of a project architect to design a green and sustainable renovation of the property. MHCD’s board of directors approved the $3.5M purchase in late December 2010 of the 75,000 sq. ft. building at 4455 E. 12th Ave., located at 12th Ave. between Birch and Clermont. MHCD is planning an extensive renovation of the building, which was built in 1952 as the Mt. Airy Psychiatric Hospital, and then in 1989, the University of Colorado purchased the property, that became known as the North Pavilion.

Mental Health Center of Denver Translates its Transformation into National Learning Collaborative

October 18, 2010    |   Download


The Mental Health Center of Denver developed in-house a set of four instruments designed to measure whether the center is becoming more recovery-focused in its services. The Mental Health Center of Denver had held a series of recovery-focused conference events about a decade ago, but its leaders were getting restless. They realized that sponsoring a conference really wouldn’t move the needle on transforming their own community mental health facility from one that simply tried to keep clients out of the hospital to one that helped people achieve a meaningful life in recovery.