We Got This!

Every year, DDPHE brings together hundreds of teens, young adults, and parents from the Denver-metro area to participate in the We Got This! Youth Mental Health Summit. We Got This! is a day of peer-based interactive workshops and presentations aimed at raising awareness of and garnering insights around the issues that youth face today regarding mental health and suicide.


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 2023 Youth Mental Health Summit

Thank you to all who participated in the 2023 We Got This! Youth Mental Health Summit. Over 300 students attended DDPHE’s annual day-long summit dedicated to bringing students together to discuss mental health.

We Got This programming is designed for middle and high school students and provides access to resources including coping skills, therapy options and community help to support youth suicide and violence prevention. A key component of the program includes helping youth build relationships with their peers that encourage open, honest dialogue and educate students on how to access help if a family member, friend or classmate, might be struggling or need assistance. 

View photos from the 2023 We Got This Summit here. 


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This event is an opportunity to recognize and address the stress of being a young person today. As part of our overarching goals, the presenters aim to:

  • Educate youth on how to live a mentally healthy lifestyle and provide access to information (including coping skills, therapy options, suicide prevention resources, and community help) to support youth suicide and violence prevention in our communities.
  • Help youth build relationships with their peers to find common humanity in others and transform divisive attitudes by encouraging open, honest dialogue that allows youth to speak their truths.
  • Guide youth toward understanding and how to access help if they are worried about a family member, friend, classmate, or other person they are in contact with who might be struggling or need assistance.


The We Got This! youth summit approach was unique, and our documentation guide(PDF, 1MB) serves to inform the standardization and scaling of what worked in the planning and implementation of the summit, and provide lessons learned in the process.

We Got This! May 2022 Summit Video

We Got This! Summit Video

Be advised that this video contains discussion about suicide.