What we're about

We believe in a world where everyone with a mental health condition deserves to openly live, work, and thrive — and we show up every day to see that vision through. Our member led community is comprised of individuals living successfully with a brain condition, their loved ones & allies, and companies focused on mental health or who see neuro-diversity as an advantage. We have regularly scheduled events so you can get to meet up and hang out; and we also actively run "experiments" in our Open Lab designed to reduce the stigma of living with a brain condition. If you are thriving with a brain condition and want to meet your tribe...here we are!

Upcoming events (5+)

Speed Storytelling: "Sharing Stories to Reduce Stigma"

Grafenberg Theater

Connect with a neurodiverse and supporters tribe on a deeper level while up-leveling your storytelling game, and let's continue to create a world where all individuals, no matter their brain condition, feel hope to live openly. Join Open Labs members to connect with new and old friends through "speed storytelling", gaining a new method to express yourself and openly engage with others to build understanding and deeper relationships. We'll kick off with some improv-style warm ups, connecting mind and body and getting into the present moment and over awkward introductions with a laugh. We'll rotate through pairs, using hot topics to fuel the speed rounds and sense of shared experience, with feedback provided by peers and professionals along the way to help you tell your story in a way that lands and inspires. From there - if you're feeling green - we invite you to take the Grafenberg Theatre stage to share your newly finessed story(ies) and stage skills. You'll leave with greater confidence in your storytelling skills - words and presence - greater pride in your or a loved one's brain health, and greater connection with fellow Open Labs members. Agenda - Survey open - Open, RYG, improv warm ups - 10 minutes - Agenda, Storytelling Method Review & Learnings - 10 minutes - Example - 3 minutes - Breathing and Story Visualization - 3 minutes - Partner & Practice - Roaming Mentors - 20 minutes - Take the Stage! - Survey close - Takeaways - What's next? 1. New friends or even deeper connections. 2. Share your story with someone beyond Open Labs and "enter" to win a prize! 2. Hone storytelling and learn new methods next quarter! Photography, music, poetry, comedy, dance and more! ***Do you find value in our Meetups and our work? If so consider a donation to Open Labs. We are a nonprofit who exists because of your generosity. Help us reduce stigma and create your own story of support: https://commfound.givecorps.com/projects/43800-around-boulder-county-sigmend-open-labs-fund

Coffee Talk - monthly collaboration with Mental Wellness Meetup

Join us the first Sunday of each month to share a cup of coffee and lively discussion around one mental wellness topic. This is a joint collaboration between Open Labs and Mental Wellness Meetup, so please rsvp at their Meetup page as well for an accurate head count: https://www.meetup.com/Mental-Wellness-Meetup/events/zblnhqyzcbjb/

Monthly Social

Hooked on Colfax

We want to connect with you! Invite new friends as this is a great opportunity to introduce potential new members to Open Labs. Bring old buddies and get re-engaged. Let's socialize and share ideas for the 2.0 version of Open Labs, as we gear up for Boulder Brain Crawl and Boulder Startup Week May 13!

Survivor Series: Navigating the Benefits System Panel

West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center

THIS IS A COLLABORATION WITH THE BRAIN INJURY HOPE FOUNDATION AND REQUIRES A SEPARATE RSVP TO THEM DIRECTLY. To RSVP see below. Survivor Series: Navigating the Benefits System Panel, Panel facilitated by Gayann Brandenburg; Panelists: TBD Please join the Brain Injury Hope Foundation (BIHF) for another year of exciting, interactive, SURVIVOR SERIES designed just for YOU! We explore ways to achieve a better life for people with BI and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). These sessions will help you accomplish your definition of success. Spouses, family, friends, and professionals who serve the BI community are welcome AND other communities (those with any brain condition) are welcome too. Please register separately for each event online: https://www.braininjuryhopefoundation.org/online-registration/ Inquiries: Joanne Cohen [masked]; or mail to BIHF, 6732 West Coal Mine Ave, Suite 227, Littleton, CO 80123

Past events (23)

Monthly Social

The 9th Door Capitol Hill

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