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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Community Expansion Grants NOW AVAILABLE

The Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC) and our partners in the Mental Health First Aid Colorado Advisory Committee are proud to announce an exciting opportunity for the strategic expansion of the internationally-renowned Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program statewide in Colorado.

Thanks to funding made available by the Colorado General Assembly and Office of Behavioral Health, MHFA Colorado will be selecting proposals from communities across the state to receive full scholarships to pay for participation at upcoming MHFA and Youth MHFA Instructor courses (value = $2,000 per slot). These are five-day “train-the-trainer” style courses for individuals to become certified to deliver the 8-hour MHFA or Youth MHFA training course in their community. 

Our most competitive proposals will also receive implementation funding for their strategic plans to grow MHFA and YMHFA in their communities.

Organizations are encouraged to develop collaborative proposals that demonstrate capacity to reach target audiences, as well as, foster cross-system collaboration and partnership for the sustainable growth of Mental Health First Aid. 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Key dates relative to the process follow:

NOTE: Proposal questions should be directed to Britta Johnson: bjohnson@mhfaco.org

CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF ALL RFP QUESTIONS SUBMITTED AND MHFA COLORADO RESPONSES 

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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.

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Depression. Anxiety. Substance abuse. Eating disorders. These are but a few of the mental health challenges people in Colorado struggle with every day. In fact, one out of four people you meet has struggled with a mental health problem at some point. But there is hope. And it is you.

Through our certification course, you'll become a certified Mental Health First Aider. We'll teach you how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge. You'll learn the signs, evidence-based actions and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.

Mental Health First Aid is for everyone. The course has been tested, proven, and tailored to meet a range of unique perspectives and experiences. 

-Mental Health First Aid Core Curriculum (ages 16+)
-Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults working with youth, or peer support program for 16+)
-MHFA for Rural Communities
-Public Safety
-Higher Education
-Veterans
-Older Adults 
-Faith-based Communities  

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