Be a First Responder for Your Community's Mental Health. 

Mental Health First Aid

It’s a fact. 1 in 4 people have struggled with a mental health issue, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more. That means that it is likely you are someone that you care deeply about has been impacted. The warning signs are there. Do you know what to look for?

Become a Mental Health First Aider, and join the thousands of Coloradoans that are already part of the movement to learn more about challenges we all face in mental health. By becoming Mental Health First Aid Certified, you’ll learn the signs of mental health challenges, how to act, and how to connect those in crisis with support systems. We offer two curricula: Mental th First Aid teach you the signs and symptoms of mental illness in adults while Youth Mental Health First Aid gives you education and tools for helping young people.

You will also become part of the larger conversation about how we view and treat mental health in Colorado and the nation. Find a course near you today and get certified.

Featured This Week:


Denver Post: ‘Breakdown’ highlights critical need for grassroots mental health first aid movement.

Special Course Offering: Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety is an eight-hour course specially designed for police officers, first responders, corrections officers and other public safety professionals, helping them better understand mental illnesses and addictions and providing them with effective response options to deescalate incidents without compromising safety.

Mental Health First Aid in the News:


Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network's 60th Anniversary Celebration

Oscar nominated actress and author, Mariel Hemingway, will provide the keynote address at the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health…

2015 Colorado Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

The 2015 Colorado Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is coming up on April 13th and 14th in Fort Collins, Co! The…

Recent Denver Post Story Highlights the Critical Need for Mental Health First Aid

Denver, CO - In “Breakdown: Mental Health in Colorado,” The Denver Post states, “Colorado is paying millions of dollars to treat…

You want to help. Learn how.

Mental Health First Aid Colorado is a statewide, public education program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.

Know The Signs

Know the Signs

Know the Signs

Be ready to help by learning to recognize the signs of a mental health emergency.

Learn The Actions

Learn the Actions

Learn the Actions

Know how to help someone in need by learning the five-step action plan.

Be A Lifeline

Be a Lifeline

Be a Lifeline

Make a real impact on your community by become a Mental Health First Aider.

Learn The Actions

Know the Signs

Be ready to help by learning to recognize the signs of a mental health emergency.

Learn The Actions

Learn the Actions

Know how to help someone in need by learning the five-step action plan.

Be A Lifeline

Be a Lifeline

Make a real impact on your community by become a Mental Health First Aider.