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A free event focused on suicide prevention and mental health is coming up on March 16, at Poncha Springs Town Hall. Filmmaker John Padilla is teaming up with Solvista Health to spread the message that when it comes to mental health challenges, recovery happens and suicide is preventable.

Padilla and Solvista will screen The Mountain in My Mind at a special event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16th, followed by a panel discussion.

The unique film features breathtaking ski footage and personal stories of ski community members with lived experience struggling with mental health.

Padilla’s powerful documentary was born from his personal tragedy of losing his younger brother to suicide. He now advocates for suicide prevention and emphasizes the vital need for mental health support for outdoor enthusiasts and beyond.

Community leaders, including mental health professionals, will join a panel discussion after the film screening.

This is a free event starting at 5:30 p.m. that evening (with film and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.)  at Poncha Springs Town Hall. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. RSVP at EventBrite/The Mountain In My Mind, for your free  Suicide Prevention Tickets,.

Space is limited for the event. For questions, contact Jill Anderson at Solvista Health, 719-275-2351 or email,