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Student Spotlight

 Sequoyah Recio is in the spotlight this month! 

Listen to our podcast from 4/27/22:

Sequoyah is a recipient of a scholarship through Cainegels Connection and pursuing a career in helping others. She has struggled with social anxiety through most of her childhood. Sequoyah is breaking out of this cycle by seeking help from professionals and counseling through Mountain Family Health services. She loves being a Stage Manager with high school productions, she loves climbing at CMC and the Rec Center in GWS with friends, and she loves her friends and family! Sequoyah works hard in her studies at school and also has a job. Sequoyah has some great tips on "grounding" if you are feeling anxiety, which include noticing 10 items in the room, noticing 2 items of touch or feel, noticing 2 smells or sounds. She is able to recognize when anxiety kicks in and is able to retreat, regroup, and carry on. She has such strength and is so easy to talk with.  I am honored to have a "conversation" with Sequoyah on my new public affairs show "Brain Garden"

, which will air 4/27 (Wednesday) at 4pm on KDNK.ORG- you can stream live and if you miss the show, its ok, it is also a podcast and is available through KDNK and AZYEP (also known as the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program).

Spotlight Resource: Mountain Family Health! Thank you for providing counseling and professional services through your organization!

Spotlight Organization of the month- April 2022- River Bridge

Mary Cloud- Assistant Director of River Bridge Speaks with host Jenell Hilderbrand on KDNK- Sunday 4/17/22 on Pay it Forward about Child Abuse Prevention Month and about the services that River Bridge provides along with ways to recognize signs of child abuse and what to do if you suspect child abuse. There is a child abuse hotline you can call, and the authorities will investigate and partner with River Bridge to further follow up on any reports.

Listen in on the KDNK interview!

Thank you to Mary and all the staff working with River Bridge for all you do for our community.


National Child Abuse Month- April

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help protect children and produce thriving families.

National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-Child (422-4453)

Brain Garden


On this episode of Brain Garden, host Jenell Hilderbrand talks with Glenwood High School senior, Yarrow Ator, about her mental health journey, her future, and advice for kids that may be struggling with their mental health.

Heroin Anonymous in Carbondale Sundays

 Heroin Anonymous

Sunday, April 10, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Additional Dates
Sunday, April 17, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
981 Cowen Dr.
Carbondale, CO
Contact Info

The Meeting Place


 Yarrow Ator is Cainegel Connections Student of the Month!

She was awarded $2000.00 from Cainegel Connections Inc and will be given her award 4/13/22 at the Glenwood Springs High Schools awards night 4/13/2022. She will be attending DU in the fall of 2022 and she loves academics!

Yarrow is an only child and both of her parents have a mental illness and her father also has addictions. She dove into school and her studies as a means to cope with her life outside of school and it then turned into a passion, learning. 

I had the pleasure to interview Yarrow through the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's public affairs show called "Brain Garden" and I happened to the be host. The show airs 3/30/2022 at 4PM MST. Here is the Link to listen to the show:

Yarrow wanted to spotlight the Aspen Hope Center:

I wanted to post Yarrow's Capstone project because she put her heart and soul into her paper and it is worthy of posting and having the community access her hard and meaningful work.

Tips for Parents and Teens


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