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Hope, Healing, and Recovery

5th Annual Super Heart Hero Awards

Spreading hope and healing in the age of COVID-19

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we have extended our nomination date until April 21.

In a time of distancing due to coronavirus, the health threat of loneliness looms. But we can still have each other’s back. Every day, countless members of our community are showing up and fighting back with support, kindness and big hearts. Every crisis has its heroes, every disaster its displays of selflessness and sacrifice. In this extraordinary time, extraordinary sacrifices are being made to ensure that our community receives the care and support to survive and see us through.

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19 we have extended our nomination process and would like to take an important opportunity to recognize and honor local Super Heart Heroes who are going above and beyond to bring us life-saving comfort and hope for recovery during COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we need to hear stories of hope. Tell us about a hero in your world and spread hope and healing today.

We are accepting nominees in the following categories:

  • The Super Heart Ambassador Award recognizes an individual, family, small group or business who has acted swiftly to raise awareness and bring supports to their community during COVID-19.
  • The Super Heart Health Provider Award recognizes an individual, organization, or institution that is working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 behavioral health care response, to offer positive and consistent supports to our isolated vulnerable citizens and greater community.
  • The Super Heart Neighbor Award recognizes a unique individual or family who is showing up each day to offer hope and connection through ordinary acts of kindness and compassion during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • The Super Heart Employee Award recognizes an exemplary Clackamas County staff member who goes above and beyond, leading with their heart and supporting their colleagues and peers during this time of crisis.

Submit your nomination before April 21.



One in four people will experience mental health challenges in their lifetime. That means mental health touches every single one of us, be it friends, family or yourself.

It's important to know that having a mental health challenge is part of your whole health package. With the right help, people can and do recover.

Talking about mental health can make people uncomfortable, and misconceptions about mental illness lead to discrimination toward people with anxiety, depression, or other ailments.

This is stigma.

People who experience stigma suffer from a loss of self-esteem, self-efficacy and hope. Stigma keeps people from seeking the help they need when they need it.

We are working hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. We strive to create an environment where people feel comfortable talking about their mental health and where people can seek help with a sense of hope toward feeling better.

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Department Staff
Nina Danielsen
Health Promotion Coordinator
Galli Murray
Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator 
Kathy Turner
Regional Promotion and Prevention Coordinator

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⚠ Due to COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public. At this time the closure is expected to continue through April 20. Our employees are available and working to meet your needs remotely.

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Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

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