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COMCARE


A Licensed Community Mental Health Center

Mind Your Health Mental Health Month - May 2014

Beating the Blues

Beating the Blues US - cognitive behavioral therapy

Beating the Blues is a computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program available at no cost to Sedgwick County residents. Beating the Blues is evidence-based treatment proven to help reduce depression and anxiety. This online resource offers eight weekly sessions and is accessible anywhere with an internet connection. Sessions are confidential and private. Call 316-660-7618 or e-mail BeatingtheBlues@sedgwick.gov today to set up an orientation at your convenience. For more information click here or visit www.beatingthebluesus.com.

Mental Health First Aid

Like First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid helps those experiencing mental health problems before they can get professional help and support. Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, impulse control problems, and misuse of alcohol and other drugs are very common in the United States. More than one in four American adults will have a mental health problem in a year.

The National Council on Community Behavioral Healthcare has begun working with centers throughout the nation, including COMCARE, to implement Mental Health First Aid to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The clinical and qualitative evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness, thus improving outcomes for individuals experiencing these illnesses. The program is designed for non-clinically trained individuals and equips them with information and basic skills they can use to help adults experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. The course also includes an overview of the major mental illnesses and their treatments.

Learn more about Adult Mental Health First Aid classes.

Learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid classes.

To register, complete this form and submit to Tom Pletcher at tpletche@sedgwick.gov.