The recovery of communal feeling | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

The recovery of communal feeling

Dear Editor:Re: The Recovery of Communal Feeling, an interactive conference on local mental health issues on June 22 at the Jerome, sponsored by the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation.No Aspenite who has been through the recent Burlingame debacle should have any doubts about just how divided this world is in which we live. But above and beyond “rednecks” and “blue stockings,” and apart from all the extremists involved in burning down our world from both ends, there are some issues worth going to extremes for – like the plight of the mentally ill and the seriousness of our suicide and substance abuse problems in the Valley.Have you ever gotten a message on your answering machine that says: “If you’re there – pick up”? That’s the message a suicide like Hunter Thompson’s leaves for the community. If you care, you’ll be there 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome Ballroom, Wednesday, June 22, for our brainstorming marathon, sponsored by the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation, to address and support new solutions. This is not your ordinary recovery group. What we’re talking about here is nothing less than the recovery of communal feeling.Joel BrenceAspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User