Message from Chairman

The Global Bhutanese Community of Colorado (GBCC) is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 08-16-2010 to help New Refugees living in the state of Colorado to achieve a better quality of life. The GBCC strives to achieve this goal through need-based community development projects in the state of Colorado. Its role is to support and empower needy individuals, new refugee families and provide direction for successful integration into the mainstream community. TO READ MORE CLICK HERE !!!!

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Two-day Mental Health First Aid Training aimed to shatter stigma associated.

Global Bhutanese Community Colorado and Federal Group Partners completed the Faith Based Mental Health First Aid Certification Course which was started on August 1, 2014 and last until August 2014 in 1537 Alton St. Aurora, CO 80010.
Realizing the fact that poor mental health can have a negative impact on individuals, families, communities and the nation at large. Mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD are very common in our community. Mental health is not discussed, contributing to the discrimination and stigma. Promoting good mental health and wellbeing is vital to our community, which aims to improve awareness of mental health issues among Bhutanese population.
Training provides people with the skills and confidence to support people showing signs of mental ill health at an early opportunity. Participants of Mental Health First Aiders have benefited a lot and build the confidence to use their skills for individuals, families, communities and in workplaces. Participants realized that, earlier intervention and prevention are crucial to improving the mental and physical wellbeing of our community. After completing first day training all the participants and trainers joined their hands and promised to help people struggling with Mental illness.
On the second day, participants learnt a lot about the suicidal symptoms and the approaching methodology to deal with those people. They used the theoretical knowledge in to practical life to better serve the community.
Participant’s views: “We are encouraged because it supports our view that awareness training has a hugely positive impact on how mental ill health is dealt with in the workplace. We have seen a dramatic increase in the number and all are seeking solutions to the increasing issue of mental ill health. It is through good quality, we are able to help community raising awareness of mental health and lift the stigma that has been long associated with mental ill health. We look forward to working with our community of which could benefit from introducing Mental Health First Aid training team.”
 In the meantime, they took the test of two day course, everybody looked serious to complete the final test. Finally, 20 Bhutanese Community Members were able to be certified to serve the community. They got the certificate for the two–day training course and took picture with the instructors.
All the participants showed great leadership quality during the session. The happiest part was, we had maximum female participation. Jai Dhungel and Deodatta Baral are considered as an inspiring leader of the training course, they insisted that they would use their knowledge to help the people in the community.
The two day training was inaugurated by Dee Daniels Scriven, ORR Regional Representative, and Region VIII. She was very happy to see the female participation in the training, and added how the situation was in the past and now. The trainers were Sandy Naatz from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Lisa Dubois from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Nurse Consultant. At the meanwhile Setu Nepal did Q&A session about Suicide Control and Prevention.  The logistic support was provided by the Chairman of Global Bhutanese Community Colorado and the hall for the whole training session was provided by Asian Pacific Development Center for free of cost.  We, the Bhutanese community would like to give a big thanks to APDC for the support.
Thank you,
GBCC Board Chair.