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
Here’s How You Can Take Action
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.
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.