Training Opportunities

Mental Health First Aid Classes in Jefferson County  

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health offers free classes. Adult Mental Health First Aid is an innovative, 8-hour course designed to give you the tools to recognize a range of mental health problems and the skills and confidence to help someone in a mental health crisis. The program offers a concrete action plan to help someone in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer and self-help care.

QPR and Other Suicide Prevention Training 

The Jefferson Center for Mental Health offers various training classes for suicide prevention. Most training classes are free of charge and cover topics such as stigma around suicide, risk factors for youth, GLBTQ and Latino/Hispanic communities, and are especially helpful for those that provide services to those communities. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a 90 minute gatekeeper training that can be customized to fit your audience.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado Educational Programs 

NAMI Colorado offers several educational programs designed to educate and support family members, friends and individuals affected by mental illness. They aim to develop skills to help people cope with the challenges of mental illness. Programs include Basics, Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, Ending the Silence, In Our Own Voice, and Homefront.


Organizations and Resources

Jefferson Center for Mental Health  

Mental Health America  

Mental Health Colorado  

School Mental Health Toolkit  

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

NAMI Colorado 

NAMI Jeffco  

Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention  

Man Therapy Website  

Office of Suicide Prevention Annual Report, 2016-2017; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

The State of Mental Health in America, 2018; Mental Health America