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 will become a mental health first aider. We will 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 will learn the signs, evidence-based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.
Our Course offers:
- Learning the signs of mental health emergencies
- Learning a five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems
- How to break down the stigma of emotional problems
- How to listen without judgment
- Tools to make a real impact in your community
- MHFA certification
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
Dates: 7/15, 8/26
Class hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Class location: In-person at 4856 Innovation Drive, Suite B, Fort Collins
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
Class hours: 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Class location: Virtual
*Requires two hours of prework prior to taking the course.
All dates/courses subject to change.