Friday, June 22, 2007

Rocky Mtn. News Article: Tragic End Didn't Dim Bright Star

Sally Spencer-Thomas and The Carson J Spencer Foundation are featured in a great Rocky Mountain News Article from June 19th, 2007.

Sally Spencer-Thomas' brother was the one she looked up to, the one who could make her laugh until her sides hurt, the one who dared her to be great.

And then her brother, Carson J. Spencer, did something that broke her heart. He killed himself.

He had suffered from mental illness - bipolar disorder. And it finally overtook him.

Read the rest of this terriffic article by clicking here.

Monday, June 11, 2007

First Lady Jeannie Ritter Advocates for Mental Health

Denver –June 6, 2007– With the recent signing of Senate Bill 36 by Governor Ritter to make coverage of mental disorders mandatory, the mental health community is ready to celebrate. The Shining Lights of Hope event will benefit the Carson J Spencer Foundation and honor all mental health advocates. Colorado’s First Lady, Jeannie Ritter will lead the charge. The event takes place from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street. The cost is $75 until July 20 and $100 at the door.

The law expands the number of mental health disorders covered to additional diagnoses including: eating disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorders and more. Senate Bill 36’s sponsors Senator Moe Keller and Representative Debbie Stafford will be honored during the evening for their efforts to shine a light on mental health advocacy.

Festivities throughout the evening will include 9News anchor Cheryl Preheim as emcee, a sponsored microbrew tasting and an array of items featured at a live and silent auction.

“This is not your typical mental health awareness event,” says Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, executive director of the Carson J Spencer Foundation who is a psychologist and survivor of her brother’s suicide. “The First Lady has an incredible way of inspiring people to get engaged in the cause of mental health advocacy. Attendees will have a memorable, meaningful and fun time.”

For more information, please call Sally Spencer-Thomas 303-458-4323 or visit

Troy Gray to play at the CJSF Auction Night Event!

Troy Gray will be performing at The Carson J Spencer Foundation's Benefit Auction Event! This is great news, Troy is a wonderful musician! Check out Troy's MySpace Page .

Troy Gray
World Beat / Rumba / Nuevo Flamenco Guitar

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Please help! Take a Short Survey!

Please take 3 minutes to complete the survey below. Responses from this survey will help the Carson J Spencer Foundation build an effective suicide prevention website and DVD for the workplace. Responses are confidential and anonymous. Survey will be closed on Friday, June 15th.

Click Here to take the Survey!

Please pass on this link to co-workers or other lists of people you think may be interested in our project.
Thank you for your support.

GoodSearch and The Carson J Spencer Foundation

What if The Carson J Spencer Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Well, now we can!

The Carson J Spencer Foundation has just been registered on GoodSearch, as seen in Oprah Magazine, ABC News, and The New York Times. Starting now The CJSF will receive a direct donation every time supporters use GoodSearch to search the Internet! is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.

Just go to and be sure to enter The Carson J Spencer Foundation as the charity you want to support. Just 500 of us searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! And, be sure to spread the word!

Please go to or click to download the GoodSearch toolbar to get started now -

GoodSearch is the search engine with a unique social mission. It’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get the same great search results. We donate 50% of advertising revenue to the nonprofits and schools selected by our users. Now you and your supporters can make a difference in the lives of many people, simply by using GoodSearch to search the Internet!