A class, built for the community, designed to educate individuals on what to look for and how to approach someone who may be potentially suicidal by teaching powerful, yet simple techniques. Local, state and national statistics on suicide are presented and how to assess risk level by using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. You will gain knowledge on where to take people in need, and how the system works and what is essential to save a life!
Mental Wellness Education Series features a different speaker on various mental health topics once a month on the first Monday of each month at the Basalt Library Community Room at 5:30pm.
A class designed to help participants learn behaviors common to various disorders, and practical ways to deal with psychiatric patients or uncooperative individuals, ways to make an environment safe, detect warning signs for those in distress, understand how professional reactions can impact a patient, gain an understanding of how YOU need care and utilize a team. This class is typically arranged for agencies who would like their staff trained in de-escalation techniques. Classes have been taught at Aspen Valley Hospital, RFTA and Valley View Hospital.
A training geared toward law enforcement and EMS. This class teaches the basics of behavioral presentations common in psychiatric disorders. The similarities and differences are between how a person can present with a medical conditions and a psychiatric condition. First responders are taught about approaching and assessing someone for suicide and scene safety, interagency collaboration and mutual aid is also discussed.