Free series addresses adult mental health, substance use

Connections is holding seven weeks of dinner and mental health education courses free of cost for community members. Learn about important mental health issues in our community and how you can help yourself and others cope with these issues.

Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Health District
120 Bristlecone Drive

Fort Collins

Topics include:

Feb. 28, 2018 — Eating Disorders
Learn about the complexity of eating disorders and how to bridge mind, body, and spiritual healing.
Presenter: Elena Estanol, Ph.D

March 7, 2018 — ADHD
An overview of ADHD in adults.
Presenter: Jeremy Sharp, Ph.D

March 21, 2018 — Anxiety
What anxiety is and what to do about it; Strategies to prevent, minimize, and cope with the anxious mind.
Presenter: Jackie Johnson, LPC, C.Ht.

March 28, 2018 — Opioids
What does the opioid crisis look like in our community?
Presenters: Kiley Floren, MPH, CHES & Jess Fear, LPC

April 4, 2018 — Couples Communication
Learn key principles in communicating as a couple.
Presenter: Miriam Bellamy, LMFT

April 11, 2018 — Trauma
The effects of trauma in people's lives and on their brain.
Presenter: Chris Woodward, LCSW

April 18, 2018 — QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer
Suicide and prevention training.
Presenter: Michelle Clark, LPC, CACII

Participants can attend single sessions or the whole series. There is no charge, but reservations are required. Dinner is provided.

For more information or to reserve a space, email Brian,

Connections is a partnership of the Health District of Northern Larimer County and SummitStone Health Partners providing answers, options and support for mental health and substance use challenges.

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