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 • 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: FREE (Courtesy of a recent grant.)
All who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion.
Location: Courses will be held at one of the following three locations. Locations noted by number in chart below:
1. Aurora Mental Health Center, 11059 East Bethany Drive (Parker Road at Bethany Drive), Aurora, CO 80014
2. Aurora Mental Health Center, 791 Chambers Road, Aurora, CO 80011
3. Aurora Strong Resilience Center, 1298 Peoria Street, Aurora, CO 80011
Space is limited; please RSVP at least 3 days prior to the day of your training.
More dates are being scheduled Please check our website at www.aumhc for information.
Dates (2015): Type: Location:
February 4 Youth 1
February 18 Youth 2
February 20 Adult 2
February 25 Youth 2
March 4 Adult 3
March 11 Youth 2
April 9 Adult 2
For more information contact Mellissa Tucker by e-mail at MeliissaTucker@aumhc.org, or call her at 303.617.2570.
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11TH ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT LUNCHEON, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
FEATURING THE RETURN ENGAGEMENT BY POPULAR DEMAND:
Our 11th Annual Spring Benefit Luncheon will be an event you won't want to miss. Back by popular demand, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns with "The Second City Hits Home," a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Aurora as well as material from the famed Second City archives.
Proceeds from this year's luncheon will benefit Aurora Youth Options (AYO). For more information about AYO, please call Aurora Youth Options at 303.617.2660 or visit online at aurorayouthoptions.org.
Sponsorships: (all sponsorship levels include a table for ten)
Gold: $3,000 • Silver: $2,000 • Bronze: $1,500 • Tables of 10: $1,000
• Individual Seats: $100
To reserve your sponsorship, or for more information, contact Heather
Dolan at 303.617.2313 or email email@example.com.
To reserve single seats or your sponsorship, go online to
www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: AMHC5115
Aurora Mental Health Center's 39th Annual Celebration
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.