We are looking to Reduce Suffering and Increase Joy. There are many people in our community that struggle with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. It’s a reality that hides from us or that we might choose to ignore. Colorado has a suicide rate much higher than the national average and waiting lists for mental health services can be months long. We will no longer sit on the sidelines as we lose friends and family members. Our families have been impacted by mental health issues and in our time of need, our church community (at the time) gave us resources and connections to find help. Let’s help others in the same way. Let’s work together to reduce suffering, to learn about mental health issues and how to talk to someone about suicide. Let’s increase joy by coming alongside our friends and family that are struggling to support them, and also participating in a fun snowboard/ski event.