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We are not a help-line. For IMMEDIATE HELP CALL 911 OR the Colorado Crisis Line at 1-844-493-8255.

Supporting Action for Mental Health recognizes how important it is to be able to find the resources you need. We have created these pages to provide the community with information on local resources that might or might not not exist on other websites such as Boulder County Help or 2-1-1 and to provide resources that complement the Conversations on Mental Health.

 

Local Resources Compiled by Supporting Action for Mental Health

Levels of Mental Health Crisis Care in the Longmont Community

If you or someone you know is struggling with acute stress, mental health issues or feel that a mental health crisis situation exists, it can seem confusing and challenging to seek help. This Guidelines and Resources document was created by Supporting Action for Mental Health's Crisis Action Team to assist you in finding the appropriate resource.

Click here to download this Guidelines and Resources document in Spanish.

Mental Health Services and Resources for the Longmont Community

This Guidelines and Resources document was compiled by participants of the Community Conversations on Mental Health in 2016. Please note this list of resources has not been vetted by Supporting Action for Mental Health.

Local Classes/Training

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Visit the Mental Health First Aid page for more information and a list of upcoming classes.

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Boulder County

NAMI Family-to-Family Class: A free 12-session program for family members, friends or caregivers who have a loved one with a mental illness.

The course covers:

  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
  • Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects
  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family 

NAMI Basics: A free, 6-session education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face.

The course covers:

  • Managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively
  • How to take care of yourself and handle stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to support your child with compassion
  • Advocating for your child’s rights at school and in health care settings
  • Learning about current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects
  • Gaining an overview of the public mental health care, school, and juvenile justice system
  • Understanding the challenges and impact of mental health conditions on your entire family

For more information or to register email Helen Todd or call 303-601-4330. To learn more about NAMI Boulder County visit www.namibouldercounty.org.

Robert D. Sutherland Foundation for the Sutherland Bipolar Center

Sutherland Seminar Series on Bipolar Disorder: The Sutherland Seminar Series is an 8-part series that covers in-depth topics related to bipolar disorders. The seminars are primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder, their family and friends who want to support and understand them, mental health professionals, and anyone who wants to better comprehend the complications, challenges, and implications of the illness. The speaker, Dr. Alisha Brosse, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center. With almost 15 years of experience treating clients with bipolar disorder, she covers a wide range of subjects that are applicable, practical, and rooted in evidence-based research and proven treatment.

For more information visit https://rdsfoundation.org.

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