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Mental Health Screening Initiative

Aspen Strong Screening Initiative

In 2014, Aspen Strong became a CommunityResponse client of Screening for Mental Health, Inc (SMH). This relationship provided Aspen Strong with researched based materials to support the prevention and promotion of mental illness and addiction, especially supporting our online screening program. Our program identifies trends in mental health by tracking the analytics of our screenings and online resources. Additionally, following all screenings, individuals are provided with educational information, and links to our Provider Directory and Community Calendar.

In 2017:
# of community members who attended mental health trainings, hosted by Aspen Strong
  • Roaring Fork Mental Health Professional group:
    • January meeting included 20 clinicians.
    • June meeting included 15 clinicians.
  • 2017 Changing Brains Changing Lives Symposium: 118 attendees
# of people attending community events related to Mental Health, hosted by Aspen Strong
  • Aspen Strong held or participated in 27 in-person community mental health awareness events 
  • These events correlate to 38% of screenings in 2017, or 596 screenings total; guesstimating that at least 596 people attended.

For additional data reports please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

Why should I take a screening?

Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. They are educational, not diagnostic. Key factors to keep in mind:

Quick

Completing these screenings will help you determine if your recent thoughts or behaviors may be associated with a common, treatable mental health issue.

Anonymous

We cannot link these screenings to any one individual, so you remain anonymous. Take these screenings anywhere you feel comfortable.

Educational

It takes only a few minutes per screening, and at the end you will be presented with information and next steps.

Our Screenings

115

Screenings in 2015

1495

Screenings in 2016

1567

Screenings in 2017

538

Screenings in 2018

Screening Reports

2017 SCREENING REPORTS

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2018 SCREENING REPORTS

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Quarter 1 Report 2018

OUR HOPE transpire this knowledge into the development of resources, specifically in the area of educationcreate a movement in our valley where organizational structure includes mental hygiene and that many more organizations and businesses also provide the same mental health initiative for following years.

Screening Reports

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  • 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.