The Boulder Community Health Foundation, along with community partners, will host a panel discussion Saturday on athletics and the importance of mental health at the University of Colorado-Boulder Stadium Club at Folsom Field from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The discussion: "Athletes and Mental Health: A Community Approach" was created with the help of CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center, HOPE Coalition of Boulder, the Boulder Community Health Foundation and CU athletics. The event will be moderated by Derek McCoy, former collegiate and professional football player, and Christopher Bader, counseling and sport psychologist for CU athletics department.

The Daily Camera reported this week that after the suicide of former CU Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam (pictured - photo courtesy: Daily Camera) in December, the community became motivated to organize a discussion panel that explored the importance of keeping athletes physically and mentally healthy.

To register for the event, please click here by noon on March 9, 2017. Questions? Email ellen.bagwell@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2961.

Boulder Community Health and the BCH Foundation are committed to a community approach to mental health issues. BCH offers inpatient as well as outpatient mental health services, and multiple neurology/neurosurgery services.