Supporting Action for Mental Health is providing creative ways to talk about mental health. Check out the following resources below.
Well-Being Bags at the Longmont Public Library
SAM was excited to partner with the Longmont Public Library to create two new Well-Being Bags focused on Mental Health. These bags are available for check-out at the library and contain books, films, articles, and conversation guides on various topics related to mental health. The contents of one bag is geared towards adults while the second bag is geared towards families. We encourage you to stop by the library and check one out today!
Do you have a suggestion of a book, film, or article that we can include in the future? Email John Kellow to share your idea.
Supporting Action for Mental Health has created a series of conversation guides so that community members are empowered to convene conversations on mental health with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, faith community members and others. Through these conversations, we hope that all community members will be more fully informed about mental health issues, will be inspired to get engaged even more than they are today, and will be part of solutions to help support people in Longmont who are struggling with mental health issues. A key component is to explore, through conversation, how we all can, individually and collectively, raise awareness and take action to address mental health needs in the Longmont community.
The Conversation Guides contain 1) Conversation starters; 2) Questions for more in depth discussion of mental health issues; 3) Resources and ideas about how you and conversation attendees can continue to learn and explore the topic of mental health.
There are currently six conversation guides available in English and three guides available in Spanish. You can click on the title of the guide below to download a PDF copy of the guide.
- General Conversation on Mental Health
- Caring For Our Mental Health
- Bipolar Disorder
- Coping With Loss
- Conversación sobre el cuidado de la salud mental
- Conversación sobre la salud mental de los jóvenes
- Conversación sobre las pérdidas
If you downloaded a guide, please complete the form below so we know how many people have accessed this resource.
If you would like to request that a member of Supporting Action for Mental Health serve as a facilitator for your group's conversation on mental health email John Kellow or call 303-651-8469.