Bridges to Healthy Minds

The Family Center/ La Familia offers an array of classes and workshops and these change depending on what the community needs. If you are interested in learning more about the Mental Health classes please click below to sign up to receive more information about upcoming classes.

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Taller para jóvenes entre 14 y 18 años y sus padres

El objetivo del taller es poner plena atención en lo que sucede tanto dentro como fuera de nosotros mismos, de una manera particular, con un propósito, enfocándonos en el presente y sin emitir juicios que nos impiden avanzar. Le ayuda a los jóvenes en la toma de decisiones diarias, a crear conciencia de su entorno y explorar opciones para la felicidad y el bienestar utilizando técnicas útiles y sencillas de respiración y meditación.

El taller está basado en el libro APRENDIENDO A RESPIRAR un currículo de Mindfulness para adolescentes para cultivar la regulación emocional, atención y desarrollo creado por Broderick, New Harbinger, 2021. El Maestro Álvaro Acevedo, experto en desarrollo humano realizo la adaptación cultural del programa en colaboración con el Departamento de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Familiares de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado y que ahora se ofrece a nuestra comunidad y gracias al apoyo de los Servicios de Salud Conductual del Condado de Larimer (BHS).

El taller consiste de 4 sesiones semanales, donde asisten de manera simultánea los jóvenes y sus padres. Las primeras tres sesiones trabajaran de forma separada para luego reunirse en la cuarta semana para reflexionar, aplicar los conceptos aprendidos y mejorar la comunicación intrafamiliar tomando en cuenta los factores culturales que existen en nuestras familias migrantes. 

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Workshop for young people between 14 and 18 years old and their parents.

The objective of the workshop is to pay full attention to what is happening both inside and outside of ourselves, in a particular way, with a purpose, focusing on the present and without making judgments that prevent us from moving forward. It helps young people make daily decisions, raise awareness of their surroundings and explore options for happiness and well-being using helpful and simple breathing and meditation techniques.

The workshop is based on the book LEARNING TO BREATHE, a Mindfulness curriculum for adolescents to cultivate emotional regulation, attention, and development created by Broderick, New Harbinger, 2021. Master Álvaro Acevedo, an expert in human development, carried out the cultural adaptation of the program in collaboration with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies of Colorado State University and that is now offered to our community thanks to the support of the Larimer County Behavioral Health Services (BHS).

The workshop consists of 4 weekly sessions, attended simultaneously by the youth and their parents/caregivers. During the first three sessions they will work separately and then meet in the fourth week to reflect, apply the concepts learned and improve intra-family communication taking into account the cultural factors that exist in our migrant families.

Ya Hablemos de salud mental

El Centro La Familia recibió fondos del Programa de Subvenciones del Fondo de Impacto de los Servicios de Salud Conductual del Condado de Larimer (BHS) para desarrollar estrategias dirigidas por la comunidad para reducir el estigma y crear conciencia sobre la salud mental entre los miembros de la comunidad Latinx.

El objetivo del proyecto “Puentes hacia mentes sanas”, es normalizar las conversaciones sobre salud mental y reducir el estigma asociado con las condiciones mentales entre la comunidad Latinx. 

En 2022, La Familia creó un grupo de trabajo formado por miembros de nuestra comunidad. El grupo de trabajo desarrolló una campaña pública para crear conciencia sobre la urgencia de hablar sobre salud mental. “¡Ya, hablemos de salud mental!” es una campaña pública diseñada por la comunidad para la comunidad.

Visite esta página a menudo para obtener información sobre las próximas clases, acceder a presentaciones de expertos en salud conductual y conectarse con recursos locales, pero lo más importante, ¡comparta esta valiosa campaña con su familia y amigos!

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La salud mental es el bienestar emocional, psíquico y social que permite llevar adelante los desafíos de la propia vida y de la comunidad en la que vivimos. Reconocer y entender los padecimientos mentales es un importante primer paso para romper con estereotipos y falsas creencias, superando así los prejuicios y la estigmatización hacia las personas con enfermedad mental.

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Es importante que sepas que los padecimientos mentales no son una enfermedad poco frecuente. El uso de sustancias y la depresión influyen en nuestra salud mental con mas frecuencia. 1 de cada 4 personas presenta una condición de salud mental a partir de los 20 años. Generalmente estas condiciones son reversibles y con el apoyo comunitario es posible tratarse y lograr la recuperación.

La salud mental no debe atenderse de forma diferente ni separarse de la física. La salud es una sola y puede atenderse en centros de salud y hospitales generales. Es bueno saber que también existen otros lugares como escuelas, centros comunitarios, iglesias y personas que pueden escucharnos como un amigo, un familiar, o un vecino.

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Para proteger tu salud y prevenir enfermedades existen distintos servicios y espacios con personas que pueden escuchar, acompañar y ayudar, a ti, a un familiar, un amigo o un vecino:

  • Escuelas
  • Iglesias
  • Hospitales Generales
  • Centros de Salud
  • Centros Comunitarios

Recursos para la comunidad:

988 Linea de Prevencion de Suicidio y Crisis: Llama o manda Texto 988 (1-888-628-9454) o manda texto Ayuda En Español : Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

Mas acerca de 988:

YoImporto Sesiones gratis para nuestra Juventud

Jovenes de Colorado y sus padres pueden visitar Yo Importo. (yoimportocolorado.org) para tomar un cuestionario acerca de su salud mental y poder programar sesiones con un licenciado medico del comportamiento.

El Yo Importo provee hasta seis sesiones gratuitas de Salud Mental facilitado por un un licensiado y está abierto a jóvenes de 18 años o menos, o de 21 años o menos si reciben servicios de educación especial. Según la ley estatal, los jóvenes mayores de 12 años pueden dar su consentimiento para la terapia. Los padres de jóvenes de 11 años o menos deberán realizar la encuesta y dar su consentimiento para los servicios para sus jóvenes.

Servicios Adicionales:

    Puentes hacia Mentes Saludables
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    Let's Talk Mental Health Now!

    The Family Center/La Familia received funding from the Larimer County Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Impact Fund Grant Program to develop community-led strategies to reduce stigma and raise awareness around mental health among Latinx community members.

    The goal of the Bridges to Healthy Minds project is to normalize the conversations around mental health and reduce the stigma associated with mental conditions among the Latinx community. 

    In 2022 The Family Center/La Familia created an advisory group formed by local community members. The advisory developed a public campaign to raise awareness regarding the urgency to talk about a mental health. “Let’s talk mental health now!” is a public campaign designed by the community for the community.

    Please visit this page often to learn about upcoming classes, access presentations from behavioral health experts and connect with local resources, but most important please share this valuable campaign with your family and friends!

    Did you know?

    Mental health is the emotional, physical and social wellness that allows us to face challenges in our lives and the community we live in. Recognizing and understanding mental illness is an important first step in breaking the stereotypes and false beliefs, overcoming prejudices and stigma towards people with mental illness.

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    It is important to know that mental illness is not uncommon. Often, the use of substances and depression can influence our mental health.1 in 4 people over 20 years of age have a mental health condition. Generally, these conditions are reversible, and with community support, it is possible to receive treatment and recover. 

    Mental health should not be treated as different or separate from physical health. Health is a whole and can be treated in health care centers and general hospitals. It is good to know that there are also other places like schools, community centers, churches and people who can listen to us, like a friend, family member or neighbor.

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    To protect your health and prevent diseases, there are different services and spaces with people who can listen, accompany and help you, a family member, a friend or a neighbor:

     

    • Schools
    • Churches
    • General Hospitals
    • Health Care Centers
    • Community Centers

    Community Resources:

    988 Suicide and Crisis Prevention Line: Call or Text 988 (1-888-628-9454) Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

    More about 988:

      IMatter Free sessions for our Youth:

      Colorado teens and their parents can visit IMatter. I Matter. (imattercolorado.org) to take a questionnaire about your mental health and to schedule sessions with a licensed behavioral physician.

      IMatter provides up to six free sessions of Mental Health facilitated by a licensee Mental Health Specialist and is open to youth 18 years of age or younger, or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services. Under state law, youth ages 12 and older can consent to therapy. Parents of youth ages 11 and under will be required to complete the survey and consent to services for their youth.

      Additional services:

      • SummitStone Health Partners and Community Crisis Center – Crisis, family mental health, and substance abuse services and counseling available. Call 970-494-4200 for all services and for mobile crisis counselors in Larimer County (available 24/7/365). Contact one of the Family Development coordinators so that they can refer you directly to a SummitStone representative. Crisis Services | SummitStone Health Partners
      • Mental Health Connections – Offers information and support about mental health and substance abuse issues. Call 970-221-5551. Connection services for children, teens, and young adults are also available. Larimer County North Health District | (healthdistrict.org) Connections – Adult Services | Health District of Northern Larimer County
      • Larimer County Suicide Prevention Alliance – Offers information on suicide, including facts, warning signs, community resources, grief support groups, and more. This is not a crisis service. Home Page – Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County Home Page – Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County
      • Colorado Crisis Services: To talk to someone, call 1-844-493-8255 or text ‘talk’ to 38255. Home – English – Colorado Crisis Services Home | Colorado Crisis Services
      • UCHealth Crisis Assessment Center – PVH/UCH Emergency Department, Lemay Campus. Call 970-495-8090 with crisis concerns and for suicide assessments
      • Healthinfosource.com – Lists mental health and substance use providers and resources in the community. Health District of Northern Larimer County (healthinfosource.com) Health District of Northern Larimer County (healthinfosource.com)
        • Care coordinator on the Adult Team who is Spanish speaking: Call 970-221-5551 and press #2 to speak with someone in Spanish.
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