Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

SummitStone Health Partners is helping to bring Mental Health First Aid to Northern Colorado in order to encourage public understanding of the sign and symptoms associated with behavioral health issues.  We are proud to offer Mental Health First Aid Colorado courses to help improve participants' knowledge of behavioral health disorders, reducing the stigma, and increasing the amount of help available for those who may need it.

Through our certification course, you’ll become a mental health first aider. We’ll teach you how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge. Challenges that include depression, suicide, substance abuse, psychosis and panic attacks — to name a few. You’ll learn the signs, evidence based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.

Our Course offers:

- 8-hour certification course (Adult and Youth)
- We’ll show you the signs of mental health emergencies
- Learning a five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems
- MHFA breaks down the stigma of emotional problems
- You’ll learn how to listen without judgment
- Get the tools to make a real impact in your community
- Become certified in MHFA for both youth and adults

 

2017 MHFA Training Schedule

All courses take place at SummitStone Health Partners' Crestridge location at 125 Crestridge St., Fort Collins, CO.
Contact Annie Brunsell at annie.brunsell@summitstonehealth.org or (970) 494-4253 with questions.

You must register online to reserve your spot. Registration closes one week prior to class date.
Register Online Here >> MHFACO.ORG


ADULT Mental Health First Aid, 8am-5pm

The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions. This course is available to all community members as participants come from a variety of backgrounds and play various roles in northern Colorado.

Classes are FREE

July 10 -- September 11 -- November 6 -- January 8, 2018


YOUTH Mental Health First Aid, 8am-5pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Classes are FREE

August 7 -- October 2 -- December 4

All dates/courses subject to change.

NEW!

En español- El curso gratis- Primeros Auxilios para la Salud Mental de los jóvenes – Para el público

Dates: TBD

08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
(8.5 hours)
SummitStone Health Partners, 114 Bristlecone Drive Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

El curso de Primeros Auxilios para la Salud Mental de los jóvenes está orientado principalmente a los adultos, para que aprendan a ayudar a las personas jóvenes que enfrentan problemas o crisis de salud mental. Se estudian los factores de riesgo únicos y los signos de advertencia de problemas de salud mental en los adolescentes de entre 12 y 18 años y se hace énfasis en la importancia de la intervención temprana

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