and 8th Annual "Living Life to the Fullest" Student
Held Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast,
was a HUGH SUCCESS!!!
We asked students to submit their best art piece to our Art Contest based on the theme:
"WHAT INSPIRES OR EXCITES YOU"
We received 411 pieces of artwork from students in K – 12th Grade at 34 different schools and educational organizations. More than 300 students, teachers, parents, friends and family members attended the Art Show and Awards presentation.
As a service to our community, Aurora Mental Health Center is proud to offer courses in Mental Health First Aid.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certification course to help communities better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. ***Spanish language program is 12-hours over two days.
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, firemen, first responders • Policy makers, social workers, friends and family of individuals with mental illness or addiction, caring citizens.
We will be offering two types of classes:
• One class will be specifically recognizing the signs and symptoms of Adults experiencing a mental health crisis.
• One class will help you recognize the signs and symptoms of Youth experiencing a mental health crisis.
• We also teach the Adults classes in Spanish (SP). Spanish classes are 12-hour classes over two days.
Cost: $0 per person. (Courtesy of a recent grant.)
All who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion.
Training Dates/Registration Times Registration
November 5 & 6, 2014 – Youth 1 pm – 5 pm (each day) To register for any of these
November 12, 2014 - Adult 8 am - 5 pm sessions go to the website:
December 9, 2014 – Adult 8 am - 5 pm www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class
* Space is limited; please RSVP at least 3 days prior to the day of your training.
Mental Health First Aid work place courses can be scheduled for groups of 12 or more. For for information call Heather Dolan, Director of Business Development, Aurora Mental Health Center, 303-617-2313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Heather Dolan, Director of Business Development, Aurora Mental Health Center at 303-617-2300.
Download Mental Health First Aid Brochure>>