Welcome to the Aspen Strong Foundation

…Mental illness is often misunderstood & misrepresented, but that’s starting to change. Let’s end the stigma. Mental health IS as important as physical health, & whether there are visible signs or not, the suffering is real. It can affect EVERYONE
Zelda Williams

Who We Are

The Aspen Strong Foundation was founded in February of 2014 by Christina M. King, a licensed professional counselor practicing in Aspen, Colorado, as a response to Pitkin County’s suicide rate, which is three times the national rate. Pitkin County has ranked mental illness and substance abuse the top issues that have the greatest impact on health. HIKE HOPE HEAL, our annual fundraising event, was the impetus for the the Aspen Strong Foundation. With support of the community and the founder of the Mental Health Fund, Lawrence Altman, the Aspen Strong Foundation blossomed into an organization connecting the Roaring Fork Valley’s mental health resources and promoting mental hygiene.


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Make 2016 the Year of Good Mental Health With Some Easy Steps

No matter where you are in the world, what you have on your plate, or what is expected of you, keeping up with healthy habits to promote good mental health is vital. You cannot expect to perform your best for yourself, family, friends, and work if you are not in good mental health.

VP Aspen Strong 2Participating in healthy habits that promote good mental health does not have to be costly or time consuming. It could be simple tasks such as taking a few deep breaths every day to collect your thoughts, or making sure you’re eating well, and exercising. All three of these healthy habits help contribute to your overall mental health, changing how you feel about yourself and how you react to the world around you.

More than just a glass half-full mentality, improving your mental health can have a profound result on your relationships, personal, and professional life. Thus, healthy habits that promote good mental health are just as important as healthy habits that promote good physical health, so do yourself a favor and treat your mind and body with the love you deserve! If you find that these steps don’t help, you may want to start with a quick mental health self-assessment HERE.

Learn about our 2016 Mental Health Screening Initiative today! Click Here

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