Therapeutic programs and wellness classes are available for adults with a mental illness, or simply anyone needing a little extra guidance to improve his or her sense of well-being and contentment. Treatment can relieve mental health symptoms, prevent long-term difficulties, and give individuals the opportunity to grow, enjoy a better quality of life, or simply learn more about themselves.
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Provides adults 18 to 54 with individual, group, family, and couples counseling, medication services including evaluation and follow-up services, and psychological testing.
- The TRUST Project - The TRUST project (Treatment, Recovery, and Understanding for Survivors of Trauma) offers mental health recovery treatment for adults experiencing mental health symptoms as a result of interpersonal trauma. Individuals who have been victims of crimes that include sexual assault, domestic violence, and physical assault are invited to call for more information about this treatment program which includes individual and group therapy. Grant funding is available and mental health services are provided at no cost to eligible clients without any other form of insurance or any other source of payment for their treatment. To discuss eligibility and to enroll in this therapy program please contact Dawn O'Neil at 303-617-2685. This project is grant funded through the Victim's of Crime Act and through the 18th Judicial District VALE (Victim and Law Enforcement) board.
OLDER ADULT SERVICES
Provide adults 55 years or older and their families with individual, group, family, and couples counseling, medication services including evaluation and follow-up services, and psychological testing, as well as education and outreach services. Services can be provided at our facilities or at nursing homes.
COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM
Wellness groups are open to anyone wanting to improve his or her sense of well-being, quality of life, and relationships. Based on the idea that "information is power," the Wellness Program offers topic-focused groups that are strength and skill-building.
- Participation in a group does not require becoming a client of Aurora Mental Health Center.
- Fees are affordable.
- Every group is taught and facilitated by an experienced, licensed mental health professional.
- Groups are offered based on current needs in the community.
- Each of the groups follows a written schedule and curriculum that focuses on a specific topic such as:
- Stress and anxiety management
- Creating happiness
- Support group for single parents
- Relaxation techniques
- Assertion training
- Couples issues
- Women's wellness
- Anger management
- Coping with a loss
- Adults with aging parents
- Bipolar education
- Positive living
- Social skills
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour certification course to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to a person showing signs of mental illness or in a mental crisis such as severe depression, psychosis, panic attack, suicidal thoughts and behaviors; until appropriate professional help or family support can be engaged.
You will learn – How to provide help to someone showing signs of mental illness or mental health crisis • A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to professional care • The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.
Who should attend? • Educators, school administrators, human resource professionals, members of the faith community • Nurses, police, fire, first responders • Policymakers, social workers, friends and family of individuals with mental illness or addiction, and caring citizens.
For more information please contact Aurora Mental Health Center at 303-617-2300.
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A collaborative relationship with a coach who will help create an exciting future for oneself. Coaches help identify goals and direction in life, and guide people into making a life they love.
Coaching can help:
- Put balance and fun back into your life.
- Stop draining your energy by spreading yourself too thin.
- Design a life plan that balances business goals and personal goals.
- Enhance performance and efficiency.
- Improve communication and leadership skills.
- Overcome barriers as you move forward to accomplish goals.
- Transform your dreams into realities.
ADULT INTENSIVE SERVICES
Intensive programs provide daily, specialized support to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness while maintaining ties to their family and community. Services incorporate case management, vocational, residential, psychiatric, substance abuse, and counseling services, all of which may be used to build and maintain recovery over a long term or for shorter term stabilization. These services are available via referral from any clinic in Aurora Mental Health Center.
- Community Living Program (CLP) provides a high frequency and wide variety of services designed to build recovery in mental health and foster community integration. These services may include group therapy, vocational support, outreach, medication monitoring, case-management, an ADAD-certified substance abuse/dual diagnosis program, and residential treatment.
- Aurora Center for Life Skills (ACLS) offers a range of treatment services (including individual and group therapy) and resources to adults with a developmental disability and a mental illness. Treatment is specialized and adapted to meet the needs of individuals with a developmental disability to assist them with managing mental health symptoms. Consultation, assessment, and education services around mental health treatment are also available.
- Case Management Services are a vital component of treatment and may include benefits acquisition support, community outreach, representative payee services, and linkage to other resources (housing, food, clothing).
- Vocational Services include employment, education, and formal training opportunities. The program supports internal employment opportunities as well as community based and/or private sector job placements. These services are supported by collaborations with the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), A/D Works! and the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC).
Many of our counselors and clinical caregivers are strongly rooted in spiritual understanding and integrate patient's belief systems whenever possible as they help them heal. By partnering with faith leaders, we hope to provide more people with mental health guidance and treatment.
Projects to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) provides intensive clinical case management and mental health services to indigent and homeless adults in Aurora. Clients are assisted with benefits acquisition as well as getting linked to medical care, vocational training, and housing support.
Residential programs help adults with a mental illness improve their ability to live as independently as possible. They may be used in sequence as a gradual continuum for transitions toward community integration.
- Aurora Veterans Home is a 15-bed facility serving honorably discharged veterans struggling with homelessness, substance use disorder and mental health issues. This program is open to veterans who are eligible for and referred through the Grant and Per Diem program from the Veterans Administration.
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- Fitzsimons Treatment Center is a short-term, unlocked acute care program that helps adults stabilize and renew their healing from debilitating mental health crises. It is staffed 24-hours a day and can be both an alternative to hospitalization and/or a hospital step-down.
- Mrachek House is a division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and is an approved group home that provides a comfortable and relaxed environment and specialized skills training for persons with a developmental disability and a mental illness. Staff assists individuals with achieving therapeutic goals/recovery and work toward community living. It is an 8-bed setting and is staffed 24-hours a day.
- John Thomas House is a middle step in the residential continuum. It is a home-like setting helping adults move toward independent living in the community.
- Fitzsimons Recovery Apartments provide homeless adults with a mental illness with permanent housing, support, and case management in an independent apartment-like setting.
- Lima House is a collaborative program with Volunteers of America and the Metro Community Provider Network to provide housing and treatment for homeless women who have a mental illness.
- Hanover Street provides semi-independent living for adults.
- Nome Street allows individuals with a severe mental illness to move toward independent living in a supervised apartment setting.