What and why we do what we do...
BCC Evolution is making small steps every day to make a big impact in the mental health and suicide awareness space. Through educational classes, events, our Mental Health Mondays show on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn and getting into the communities to collaborate with other nonprofits, professionals and like minded individuals.
Mental Health challenges and Suicide touch all socioeconomic groups. It does not discriminate, it has no borders, it does not care what colors, race, gender, sex, status or lifestyle you have.
Mental Health is our brain, we all have one, but not all of us have a disorder, illness, diagnosis or challenge, however all of us can experience a challenge at any point in our life. This is why BCC Evolution pushed every day to educate, bring awareness and have the tough conversations.
And you would not have been able to do all of this without our volunteers, supporters, Warriors for Mental Health monthly donors and people like you, that are reading this.
Our Impact in 2022 to far...
We had a booth at the Cherry Creek School District New Teacher Orientation and were able to give 300 teachers resources, information, and some really cool new swag to show our appreciation for jumping into the schools to support our children and our future.
We had one teacher stop by the booth and I asked her what her semicolon; tattoo was all about. She proceeded to tell us that she went through some really rough patches a couple years ago and she almost didn't make it out, so she wears the very unique semicolon tattoo to remind herself she is strong and to keep going. She told us that she was so thankful that we were there because we, as a society need more resources, more people talking about mental health and making a difference in the mental health space. She loved everything we are doing around education. I thanked her for sharing with us and proceeded to give her all the swag we had at the table ;-), specifically our new bag that has the "Love Life; You Matter" logo on it and told her that she matters, I am so thankful she is alive and decided to become a teacher.
That's just one story, so what else have we done?
Hosted 7 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Classes so far this year.
Trained 88 people as Mental Health First Aiders.
Have given 34 of the 88 participants a discounted sponsored rate, thanks to our Warrior donors.
1 class was taught at Cherry Creek School District for their staff and HR and looking to do more classes soon.
We have 3 MHFA class es scheduled of September.
3 MHFA classes scheduled for October.
1 Breaking the Cycle of Trauma Class scheduled in October.
Trained and certified 2 new Breaking the Cycle of Trauma or BTCOT Instructors as we call them.
Have 66 MHFA Instructors that have said they are interested in working hand in hand with BCC Evolution to support the growth and reach to be able to offer more classes to the communities around the U.S.A.
We have trained people from almost every state at this point and are very excited to continue to offer more virtual classes to all of the United States.
Pivotal Moments Over the Years
The world has reopened, we launched our own curriculum called Breaking the Cycle of Trauma.
People are also acknowledging and understanding that mental health is important and we are hosting more Mental Health First Aid classes than we have ever in the past.
YAAYYY for Mental Health Education!!
The world shut down, however BCC pivoted and went virtual with our MHSA Film Festival and it opened our reach and film entries to the world. We were officially international.
BCC Evolution hosted their first virtual Film Festival from the Founder's living room and had film makers and audience members watching all over the world.
BCC Evolution was founded