Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Free Suicide Alertness Training

DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017 | Dinner 5:00-5:30pm
Training 5:30-8:30pm. Dinner provided and feel free to eat while we train! Please arrive a few minutes early to complete registration process.

LOCATION: SunSet Community Counseling
11020 S. Pikes Peak Drive, Unit 110A, Parker, CO 80138

REGISTRATION: Email Phyllis Harvey pharvey@dcsheriff.net
Questions please feel free to call: 303-814-7033
Limited space available in each training!
Who should attend: Anyone over the age of 15!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Colorado Office of Health Equity is hiring a Trainer!

CDPHE is looking for diverse individuals with a dynamic skill set and thus need to cast a wide net. Please consider forwarding this position announcement to people in your network, including listservs or social media pages you participate in.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says

From: NPR

Every year in the U.S., more than 30,000 people die from things related to guns.

That puts guns ahead of HIV, Parkinson's disease, malnutrition, hypertension, intestinal infection, peptic ulcer, anemia, viral hepatitis, biliary tract disease, atherosclerosis and fires. Yet, the funding for research on gun violence lags far behind other leading causes of death, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers evaluated the leading causes of death in the U.S. and plotted them against the funding and publication of research dedicated to to them.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Free ASIST Trainings

February 16 & 17 
8 am - 4 pm

This training is open to anyone identifying with or providing services to the GLBTQ and Latino populations in Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties...including (but not limited to) parents, foster families, community representatives, healthcare staff, social services, juvenile justice, school personnel, emergency services workers, law enforcement, faith based organizations, and anyone else collaborating w/GLBTQ and Latino populations.

The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-oriented workshop.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at: http://asistfeb2017.eventbrite.com

QUESTIONS: Contact Heather Trish at heathert@jcmh.org or 303-432-5265

Friday, December 30, 2016

Flight for Life Distracted Driving Event

Friday, January 6th @ 3:30 PM
Rangeview Highschool
17599 E Iliff Ave
Aurora CO 80013


Friday, December 16, 2016

MHFA Instructor Certification Trainings

Mental Health First Aid Colorado is pleased to announce that they will offer not one, but TWO Adult MHFA Instructor Certification Trainings!

This is your chance to make a difference!

We need you as council members to help us get this application out into the community to reach a more diverse audience of instructors - -> so we can reach a more diverse audience with MHFA Classes.

Please share with anyone you feel may be a good instructor. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your organization’s connections with local

- Law Enforcement

- First Responders

- Crisis Stabilization Staff and Partners

- Local Spanish Speaking Organizations

- Military Service Personnel

Please note – all application materials are due by December 23rd. So send this out PRONTO!

If you have any questions – please email algee@mhfaco.org.

Thank you for all of your hard work to bring MHFA to our community. WE are making a difference! One MHFA class at a time – we are decreasing the stigma associated with mental health and all becoming better at loving and supporting those around us.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FREE safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) Training

In partnership with Douglas County Government – Phillip S Miller grant, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, the Rotary of Castle Pines and the Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance we, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Youth Education and Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.), are providing a FREE safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone) Training.

Date and time: January 31, 2017 / dinner provided by the Rotary 5-5:30pm / training 5:30-8:30

Location: Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

REGISTRATION: Email Phyllis Harvey pharvey@dcsheriff.net

Questions please feel free to call: 303-814-7033 Limited space available in each training!

Who should attend: Anyone over the age of 15!


safeTALK is not designed for those that have experienced a recent suicide loss. If you are grieving the recent loss of a loved one to suicide, we recommend you join a support group or visit http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide to find useful information related to coping with suicide loss.