Celebrating May as Mental Health Month

As we celebrate May as Mental Health Month, it is more important than ever to have tools we can rely on to help ourselves and others through times of emotional difficulty. Learn more about how to stay healthy and how to help others through these resources listed below. 

Take a Mental Health First Aid Course Learn the signs and symptoms of someone experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis. Take what you learn into your communities and help to spread love, awareness, and the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other when it comes to our mental health. Find a class HERE.

Caring for Students After a Mass Shooting Unfortunately and sadly, we all realize that mass shootings are on the rise in our country, especially within schools. The aftermath of such an unthinkable tragedy can lead to PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges for youth as they try to come to terms with such senseless acts of violence. While there is no going back from these events, we can at least learn tips to help comfort our children. To learn more, click HERE.

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Offers Resources Learn about the most recent facts and figures regarding behavioral health in our country, find resources for care, learn how to contact your elected officials to express your support for behavioral health care, and more. Click HERE to reach their resource page.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Offers Resources for Youth and Young Adults As we see an ever growing need to take care of the mental wellbeing of our youth, NAMI has created a toolkit on how to notice signs and symptoms of behavioral health challenges with our youth and how we can help them as they progress in life. Learn more HERE.

Find a Community Mental Health Center Near You The Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council offers information and locations on all the mental health centers in the state right on its front page. Visit www.cbhc.org to find one in your area today.

Colorado’s Crisis System Crosses the Entire State If you are facing a mental health crisis or know someone who is, there is a phone number you can call 24/7 to find help: The Colorado Crisis Hotline. The number is 1-844-493-8255. To learn more about the crisis system, visit its website HERE.