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Southeastern Colorado AHEC — Area Health Education Center

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Your resource for quality health education.

Ahec CU Help for Depression


At Southeastern Colorado AHEC, we have a variety of other programs for you to choose from.  If you're interested in any of our programs, call us today for more information.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

One in four Americans suffer from mental health problems.


That’s a staggering statistic. To put it in perspective, that’s more people than those who are affected by heart disease, lung disease, and cancer combined.


But there is hope. And it is you.


Through our certification course, you’ll become a mental health first aider. We’ll teach you how to respond to someone with a mental health challenge.


Challenges include depression, suicide, substance abuse, eating disorders, and panic attacks — to name a few. You’ll learn the signs, evidence-based actions, and how to connect those in crisis to support systems that can help them recover.

Southeastern Colorado AHEC is a federally funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Call today to enroll in our first aid course.



  • 8-hour certification course

  • We’ll show you the signs of mental health emergencies.

  • You’ll learn a five-step action plan to connect people in crisis to support systems.

  • MHFA breaks down the stigma of emotional problems.

  • You’ll learn how to listen without judgment.

  • Get the tools to make a real impact in your community.