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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) – a nationally recognized program that helps community organizations provide access to mental health education, screenings, and local treatment options. This relationship allowed Aspen Strong to provide community members in the Roaring Fork Valley with 24/7 access to anonymous online screenings for mood and anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders. The online screening program is a quick, anonymous, and effective way to recognize individuals who are at risk for treatment mental health disorders.

The program provides our foundation with utilization reports for our specific screening URL by tracking patterns and trends in our community to help our foundation evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts. Following all screenings, individuals are provided with educational information, and links to our Provider Directory and Community Calendar.

In 2017, SMH and Aspen Strong’s partnership expanded to include marketing support including a Downloadable Resource Center, called the “Aspen Strong Resource Toolbox.” Also, in 2017, Aspen Strong and partner sites have screened 1,567 individuals for mental health. The Aspen Strong screening initiative currently ranks at #17 out of 190 community SMH screening sites, ranging from private clinical practices to state municipalities.

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:


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


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


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

Our Screenings


Screenings in 2015


Screenings in 2016


Screenings in 2017


Screenings in 2018


2016 Report

2017 Report


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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.

Our Screening Partners Promoting Mental Hygiene in the Valley.


Funding to support this effort has been made possible by grants issued from Pitkin County Health & Human Services and the City of Aspen.

To learn more about our efforts please contact us at your convenience or 970-300-5195.

  • 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.