After Table Mesa Monday: How Do We Heal a Community?

May 21st, 2021

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Rev Nicole LamarcheMinister, Community United Church of Christ, Table Mesa Drive, BoulderSusan Bellas, LPCMental Health Partners, Regional Director Broomfield and East Boulder CountiesHost: Barry Erdman

About The Presentation

What can we do for our community after a trauma like the one we experienced on March 22 in South Boulder? Community Mental Health agencies and churches have gotten involved to process and address our community’s needs. Engaging in their passions for helping those in a spiritual crisis and those in trauma, our two speakers will present their work in healing the parts of the community and the aspects of individuals that were affected by the tragedy at Table Mesa. We are honored and excited to have two community leaders engaged in meeting the challenges this tragedy and its impact on the people and communities around Boulder.

About the Presenters

Rev. Nicole Lamarche is a minister at the Community United Church of Christ, on Table Mesa Drive in South Boulder. She is a spiritual entrepreneur and a public faith leader. She served churches all over the nation and  co-founded a church of progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience in San Jose, CA now called Urban Sanctuary. Nicole has a BA in International Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master of Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Nicole is committed to building Beloved Community beyond the walls of sacred spaces and participated as a faith representative at Occupy Oakland and Black Lives Matter in San Jose. Nicole believes Community UCC is a special place in Boulder to live the values of peace, justice and kindness. 

Susan Bellas, LPC is Mental Health Partner’s Regional Director for Broomfield and East Boulder Counties. She is part of the executive team that developed MHP’s response to the tragedy at Table Mesa. She and her team members also take shifts providing direct service in the various MHP programs serving King Sooper employees and others affected by the shooting.  She has provided mental health treatment for the last 33 years, 27 years as a leader and trainer in the field.  Susan has a passion for working with kids, teens and families especially those involved in the Child Welfare world overcoming challenges of trauma, attachment, substance use, abuse and neglect.  She has expertise in group treatment, attachment work and building skills with DBT-treatment model. Susan is the recent recipient of the Heart of Broomfield service award, named the 2021 Healthcare Hero.

Additional Resources

Mental Health Partner’s: Resources for mental wellness in times of mourning

https://www.cuccboulder.org

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