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Trainings & Education

Reducing the stigma of mental health. Enhancing emotional literacy. Improving good mental hygiene practices.

The following are education or training opportunities for individuals, schools, workplaces and community centers.

Regional Trainings (Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield)

The Aspen Hope Center

 The Aspen Hope Center provides the following classes to the Roaring Fork Valley: ‘We Can Talk’ Suicide Awareness Class, Crisis Avoidance & De-escalation, Psychiatric Emergencies.

Mindful Life Programs

The Mindful Life Program is a comprehensive mindfulness program that integrates the four key areas of mindfulness – attention, wisdom, values, and an open heart – allowing for transformation. MLP offers you mindfulness resources, programs and courses designed specifically to provide practical, accessible and universal skills that empower you to transform your life with attention and intention.

Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition

Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition is supporting MHFA trainings. Learn more by contacting Dana Wood:

Our Community Listens

Our Community Listens: three-day communication skills course will enrich your relationships by making you more aware of your own communication profile as well as the core behavioral tendencies of others.

Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Hospital provides trainings to the Roaring Fork Valley in Mental Health First Aid and other classes.

Speak Up Reach Out


Speak Up Reach Out provides education in Eagle County: 6 Trainings to Live By to prevent suicide are being implemented in our schools, workplaces and community centers. We are here to educate anyone in our community who is interested is saving lives. They can customized trainings for businesses, clubs, organizations. Trainings also offered in Aspen, Craig, Eagle, Frisco, Glenwood, Granby, Meeker, Rangely, Rifle, Steamboat, Vail, and Walden.

State-Wide Trainings

Mental Health First Aid Colorado

Mental Health First Aid Colorado is an evidence-based, public health training program that teaches participants the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges or crisis, what to do in an emergency, and where to turn for help. MHFA Youth and Adult Class are available.

For individual classes, events, and support groups

Aspen Strong’s annual educational event supporting connection and emotional literacy in homes, schools, community, and workplace. 

Connect to people. Connect to resources.

  • Lawrence Altman, CBD Trading & ASF donor.

    I realized younger in life that it was important to help other people any way I could. I have been involved in many causes that I thought were important, but mental health as dominated my interest. My own mental health struggles led me to a wonderful doctor and through him I started the Aspen Mental Health Fund which lead me to an amazing young woman Christina King. Christina brought the Aspen Strong Foundation idea to me. I was so impressed with her incredible energy and determination to make a difference in the world of mental health that it had become my passion as well. I believe we help many people who desperately need it. We are determined to rid people of the stigma of getting help for mental health issues. I am proud to be involved with Aspen Strong!

  • Ericka Anderson, MA LPC, Trauma Specialized Psychotherapist in Roaring Fork Valley & ASF Provider

    Because of Aspen Strong there is a place to turn to when someone needs help. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment to mental health in our valley.

  • Amanda Friend, Valley Settlement Project (2015 Symposium)

    I am so grateful to the Aspen Strong Foundation for bringing such amazing information and experts to our valley. I walked away from this symposium with a toolbox of strategies for immediate implementation that I use with my students, my children, and myself. I am a better parent, better teacher, and better self after this amazing experience.

  • Christopher May, Forum Phi founding partner and ASF event sponsor

    We felt that mental illness is under-addressed by society and Aspen Strong fills this gap locally. Your mind is an organ like any other and deserves treatment and resources. One single point of contact and coordination is especially helpful for the most in need, the young and the poor.