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2014 SPRING BENEFIT LUNCHEON WAS A HUGH SUCCESS!

Friday, May 2, 2014 marked the 10th year for Aurora Mental Health Center's Spring Benefit Luncheon, and with the assistance of The Second City, Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, this year's benefit was a rousing success.

The Second City continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touringt the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.  Many of comedy's brightest stars have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, and Bill Murray.

More than 300 guests attended the luncheon, including officials from the City of Aurora, Adams County, Arapahoe County, Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Public Schools.

We want to thank our Presenting and Matching Sponsor: Citywide Banks, one of our most generous contributors.  We are also grateful to our Gold Sponsors: EON Office Products and SUSS Buick GMC, and our Silver Sponsor: WAVE Audio Visual, and all of our table sponsors, individual donors, and everyone who attended our luncheon this year.

All funds raised this year will benefit the Aurora Strong Resilience Center.  The Resilience Center was created by a consortium of concerned citizens and organizations, including Aurora Mental Health Center, as a refuge for those in our community who have been affected by trauma.

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor:


MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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 • Policymakers, 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.

Location: Aurora Mental Health Center, 11059 East Bethany Drive (Parker Road at Bethany Drive), Aurora, CO 80014

Cost: ** The following 2014 training dates are FREE, based on a grant recently awarded to AuMHC: July 16, August 7,
and August 12 & 13, 2014
All other training dates are $25 per person.
All who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion.

Training Dates/Registration              Times                                          Blacktie Event Code*

July 16, 2014 – Adult**                        8 am – 5 pm                              AuMHC716
August 7, 2014 – Youth**                    8am – 5 pm                                AuMHC87

August 12 & 13, 2014 – Adult**        8 am – noon (each day)           AuMHC812
September 10, 2014 – Adult              8 am – 5 pm                              AuMHC910
October 9, 2014 – Youth                     8 am - 5 pm                               AuMHC109
October 14, 2014 – Adult                    8 am - 5 pm                               AuMHC1014
October 15 &16 – Adult (Spanish)   8 am – 3 pm (each day)          AuMHC1015

 

 

*To register go online to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter the event code listed next to the Training Date you wish to select.  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 303-617-2313 or email heatherjackson@aumhc.org.  

For more information contact Aurora Mental Health Center at 303-617-2300. 
Download Mental Health First Aid Brochure>>

 

IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED FOR THE NEXT DISASTER?                        TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

According to the Insurance Information Institute, four our of ten businesses affected by a natural disaster, never reopen.

Being prepared for the next disaster is not only a good business practice, it can save lives.  Join Gary Patton as he presents a one-hour workshop that covers natural disasters in Arapahoe County and provides local business owners the tools and resources they need to prepare their business for the next disaster.

During the worrkshop you will learn five steps to preparing your business for the next disaster.  Attendees will leave the workshop with the following handouts: Emergency Contacts, Preparedness Checklist, Disaster Response Steps, and more..

This FREE workshop is sponsored by the Colorado Spirit Flood Recovery Program Aurora, and The Resilience Center.

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014    Time: 6 - 7 pm.

Location: The Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria Street, Aurora, CO 80011

Space is limited.  RSVP today at aurorafloodrelief@gmail.com

IS MARCH COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - DISASTER PREPARED MONTH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

Come by the Aurora Strong Resilience Center and meet the staff.  Learn about how you can be better prepared for the next disaster in your home or business.  Enjoy a light snack, a beverage and network with others from our community.

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Location: The Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria Street, Aurora, CO 80011

 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Certification course
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EL CENTRO DE SALUD MENTAL EN AURORA

En Español

COMMUNITY SUPPORT TEAM & CRISIS RESOURCES

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THE SECOND CITY AT 10th ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON

May 2, 2014