Trainings & Education

Educate the brain!

Reduce the stigma. Enhance your emotional literacy. Improve good mental hygiene practices.

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

Aspen Strong provides valley-wide mental hygiene workshop to your workplace.

Aspen Strong workplace partnership empowers community-wide employers to deliver mental health programs and equip their employees with tools to address their mental health needs that increase the bottom line and ultimately strengthen their organization; and OUR community!

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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.

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    "This was a very effective presentation and helped numerous employees connect to local resources and improve their mental hygiene. We will want to do it again," 2018 Workplace Partner

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    "In Aspen we spend so much time talking about and working on our physical and spiritual fitness, but for some reason we completely ignore our mental wellness. Its as if we believe mental illness is reserved for those far removed from us, as if we are too "fit" for that type of thing. I would argue there is a fine and precarious line between mental wellness and illness. It is our duty to all of the parts of ourselves to keep our minds strong. Aspen Strong aims to do just that through ensuring that valley wide there are resources available to each of us that assess and support our mental hygiene, our mental fitness and our mental wellness. We can't be well in our physical and spiritual realms if our mental selves are not part of the equation. We truly are as great as the sum of our parts."

    Lady Fuller, International Gifting Company

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    "Aspen Strong plays an essential role-- increasing awareness of community resources, decreasing stigma, and advocating for the most vulnerable.  Their annual symposium empowers professionals in the community, and their year-round efforts educate and connect people to mental health resources in order to reduce substance abuse, mental health crises, and suicide.  By focusing on mental health hygiene and emotional literacy, as well as supporting the front line professionals, and promoting connections and various resources, Aspen Strong’s commitment to health wellness is inspiring."  

    Tina Payne Bryson, PhD; Co-author of The Yes Brain, and bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline; Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection & The Play Strong Institute

  • 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!