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Mental Health First Aid

Attend an interactive Mental Health First Aid training to learn signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. All participants receive a free, informative Mental Health First Aid manual and a list of local mental health resources. Learn more about Mental Health First Aid, and visit Mental Health First Aid Colorado’s site.

All courses at MHCD are free for City and County of Denver employees; contact us for the discount code.

Training offered by the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies


Training offered by the Mental Health Center of Denver


Trauma-Informed Practices Training

Trauma can follow direct exposure to events or hearing and seeing traumatic events, and can impact our wellbeing for years to come. Trauma-Informed Practice training helps explain the impacts of trauma on the brain and body, and how its lingering symptoms drive many behaviors. This training provides a framework for how organizations can promote resiliency in the face of trauma by fostering a trauma-informed environment.

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The Office of Behavioral Health Strategies was created by the City of Denver to ensure that our approach to mental wellbeing is connected, innovative and effective. The OBHS team connects the key players in our city’s efforts toward greater mental well-being, helps partners find innovative ways to serve their stakeholders and our city, and connects people with the supports they need to thrive.



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If you are, or someone you know is, in need of confidential and immediate mental health, substance use or emotional help, please visit Colorado Crisis Services online, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255), or text "TALK" to 38255 to be connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional with a master’s or doctoral degree. (Español - Text TALK to 38255.) Interpretation services are available for non-English speakers. Help and hope are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

If you are, or someone you know is, experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.