Toolbox Learning Series

The Toolbox Learning Series provides lifelong tools and skills to ensure mental wellness for individuals within our community.

Throughout the year, the Johnson Depression Center’s Education Events Committee co-hosts ToolBox Learning Series events on current and relevant topics led by an expert clinician from the Center. Past talks include mindfulness, anxiety in teens, and stress management.

If you are interested co-hosting with the Center, please reach out to Alex Yannacone at 303-724-8768.

These events are free and open to public thanks to the Kathy and Brad Coors Foundation.

Recent Toolbox Series Talks

Teen and Depression with Psychologist Scott Cypers

Stress to Success with Psychologist Scott Cypers

To Worry or Not to Worry with Psychiatrist Marianne Wamboldt

Upcoming Community Programs

Aaron Bailey Suicide Prevention Keynote Presentation
“iGen: Guiding the Next Generation”, 
Led by Jean Twenge, PhD, author of Generation Me

Please join us as Jean Twenge, PhD discusses how smartphones and social media impact mental health and suicide risk.

April 16, 6:30pm at Kent Denver Auditorium, 4000 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood, CO. Open to the public.

April 17, 12-1:15pm at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 Auditorium. Breakout sessions to follow 1:30-2:30pm. Open to the public.

QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings
Led by Community Programs Manager Alex Yannacone


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

This evidence-based training covers the national and state statistics about suicide, warning signs, and detailed explanation of how to talk to someone who may be in a suicide crisis. This training is designed for anyone including, parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, advocates, doctors, nurses, office supervisors and first responders to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Upcoming Trainings:

April 5, 6:30pm at St. Mary’s, 2222 23rd Ave., Greeley, CO

April 9, 6:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO

April 10, 6:30pm at Lady of Fatima, 1985 Miller St. Lakewood, CO

April 11, 6:30pm at Good Shepard, 2626 East 7th Ave Parkway, Denver, CO

April 12, 6:30pm at St. Bernadette, 7240 West 12th Ave., Lakewood, CO

April 23, 6:30pm at St. Pius, 13670 East 12th Place, Aurora, CO

April 25, 6:30pm at St. Mary’s, 6853 South Prince St. Littleton, CO

April 26, 6:30pm at St. Vincent de Paul, 2375 East Arizona Ave, Denver CO

May 1, 6:30pm at Nativity our Lord, 900 West Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO