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About MHI

Mental Health & Inclusion Ministries builds communities of radical belonging that welcome individuals and families of all abilities into community life, leadership, friendship, and faith/spiritual communities.

Legal access to locations, jobs, and education is vital, but more is needed. Everyone seeks to belong in a caring community because we all need a soul-deep experience of being recognized as sacred and necessary to the world’s well-being. But how do agencies, businesses, non-profits, and faith communities create these caring communities of radical belonging?

MHI answers this question with training that addresses the stigma inherent in consultation. A desire to help individuals and organizations find and help build communities of radical belonging for people of all abilities fueled the creation of MHI. MHI offers training and consultation to agencies, businesses, non-profits, faith communities, individuals, and families through a variety of programs:

  •  Virtual and in-person Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults, Youth, Businesses, those serving individuals with Intellectual Differences and Neurodiversity, Veterans, Corrections Officers, EMS and Firefighters, and Higher Education professionals, as well as Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Tribal Communities and Indigenous Peoples.  

  • Addressing Ableism in All Its Forms Training is customizable to an organization or event and explains the history and living impact of disability rights.

  • Interfaith Chaplaincy is free to adults living with significant behavioral health challenges and neurodiversity and intellectual differences in the Denver Metro Area. This includes one-on-one spiritual support and community, focusing on serving older adults without family support. 

  • Environmental & Disability Rights Justice Advocacy is a new program of MHI that builds bridges between environmental justice organizations and disability rights advocates, ensuring people of all abilities have a voice in addressing climate change and a new renewable energy future. 

MHI Ministries was founded in 2021 by Amy Petré Hill, a disability rights attorney, interfaith behavioral health chaplain, peer support professional, and trainer. Amy brings over twenty years of experience advocating for individuals of all abilities, particularly those with mental health challenges, substance use conditions, and neurodiversities,

into her work. Amy graduated from the University of California School of Law, San Francisco, in 2001, working in San Francisco's Public Defender's office and as the first Learning Disability Access Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates. Later, she supplemented her legal training with a Master of Divinity degree with a Certificate of Pastoral Care from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, in 2016. Although initially ordained in the United Church of Christ, Amy's focus has expanded to interfaith behavioral health spiritual care. She has provided interfaith chaplaincy services in the mental health units of Porter Adventist Hospital and the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. In 2020, Amy was selected as the University of Colorado Medical School JFK Partner's LEND Spiritual Care Fellow, learning with a cohort of medical and nursing students to assess and address the unique needs of children and adults living with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), and profound physical disabilities

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