Supporting Action for Mental Health (SAM) is a movement of local community groups, organizations, faith communities, residents, and local government working together to explore how we all can raise awareness of and take action to address mental health needs in Longmont.

In October 2016, SAM received a grant from The Colorado Health Foundation to implement some of the action items identified by the community. In 2017-2018 our goal is to:

  • Provide Mental Health First Aid Training to 2000 people in the Longmont community
  • Engage 1500 in community conversations about mental health to increase our community’s understanding of mental health issues and needs, and continue building our community’s capacity to take action and offer compassionate support to each other
  • Launch a public awareness campaign to make it okay to talk about mental health and reduce stigma and misconceptions about mental health
  • Create an online service where people can more easily access a variety of mental health resources when they are looking for information, support and help

Upcoming Events

Levels of Mental Health Crisis Care Class

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Longmont United Hospital

  • Understand what happens during emergency psychiatric evaluations at hospital emergency departments.
  • Learn what to do when someone needs professional help and refuses assistance or doesn't follow through.
  • Discuss situations you have experienced as challenging or rewarding when using Mental Health First Aid skills or seeking assistance for yourself or someone else.

Registration is required. Click here to register. (You will need to find the event on the calendar.)

Here’s How You Can Take Action

Get trained in Mental Health First Aid

Host/sponsor a Mental Health First Aid training at your business, place of worship or with a community group.  Email Julie Phillips to learn more.

Participate in/host a Conversation on Mental Health

Help us promote Let's Talk, a mental health awareness campaign

Volunteer! Join a Supporting Action for Mental Health committee.  Email Julie Phillips to learn more.

Tell others about Supporting Action for Mental Health.  Download our flyer.

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