WCOC Meeting Speaker
Community Relations Liaison, Axis Health System
Paul Reich currently serves as the Community Relations Liaison at Axis Health System (Axis and The Center for Mental Health merged on July 1, 2022). In this role, Paul facilitates numerous community trainings about mental health and suicide prevention, including Mental Health First Aid, Question, Persuade Refer Gatekeeper Training, and safeTALK Suicide Prevention Awareness. In addition, Paul serves on the Zero Suicide team and the Disaster Behavioral Health team at Axis. Prior to joining Axis (then The Center for Mental Health) in April of 2021, Paul served on the Board of Directors for The Center for Mental Health since 2014, and was the Behavioral Health Program Manager at Tri-County Health Network. While at Tri-County, Paul also oversaw the Good Neighbor Fund during the pandemic response. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors for the Telluride Hospital District, the Second Wind Fund, and is a member of the State of Colorado’s Suicide Prevention Commission.
Paul will be speaking about mental health challenges facing our communities in Southwest Colorado, the recent merger of Axis Health System and The Center for Mental Health, and the availability of services in the region.