Mental Health Resource Page

Crisis Services
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, use one of these resources to get immediate help.

Colorado Crisis Services
 Confidential and immediate support for anyone in crisis, whether they are struggling with relationship problems, mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, stress, bullying, anxiety or depression, etc.
Call: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Visit: “Chat Now” at coloradocrisisservices.org
Text: TALK to 38255


Crisis Text Line 
Text anonymously with a trained crisis counselor any time you’re in crisis for any reason. Counselors help those who text them stay calm and safe until they can get further help.
Text: “CO” to 741741 

Mind Springs Health Local Crisis Line 
Call for support during a mental health or substance abuse crisis or simply call to learn about local services. 
Psychiatric Emergency: 970-201-4299
For general information (non emergency): 970-241-6023
Visit: https://mindspringshealth.org/crisis-services/


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential support for anyone who is having suicidal thoughts, prevention and intervention resources for anyone who wants to help a friend or family member in distress, and support for mental health professionals.
Call: 1-800-273-8255 
Visit: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org and click “CHAT”


Report a Safety Issue

Safe2Tell
Safe2Tell is completely anonymous and will immediately send your tip to 911 and school security and administration. Safe2Tell can be used to report a number of issues, including but not limited to bullying, suicidal thoughts, assault, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, or a school shooting threat.
Call: 1-877-542-7233
Visit: www.safe2tell.org
Download: The Safe2Tell app is available from the Apple or Google Play
 app store. 

Find Ongoing Mental Health Treatment
Finding ongoing mental health support can be critical for wellbeing.  Often one of the first considerations parents have in looking for ongoing support is finding a provider that takes their insurance.  We have compiled the Valley's most common insurance providers and provided links to those insurance companies' provider directories. 

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna  

Colorado's Medicaid Program: Health First Colorado
Medicare

Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Tricare

UMR


If you do not want to go through an insurance provider Psychology Today has a database of local mental health providers.  


Links & Helpful Websites for
General Mental Health Information 

Child Mind Institute
An independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
Visit: www.childmind.org

NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, a toll-free help line and raising public awareness.  
Call: 970-462-3989
Visit: www.namiws.org

Teen Line
A nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems through teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and outreach.
Call: 310-855-4673
Text:839863
Visit: www.teenlineonline.org

The Center
Provides a safe, child-friendly environment to facilitate the interviewing of children who are victims of abuse and neglect as well as providing direct, supportive services to victims and families.  
Call:970-245-3788
Visit:www.wscchildren.org

Western Slope 211
A free, confidential, information and referral service connecting people in need to important local community resources.  
Call: 1-888-217-1215
Visit: www.wc211.org
Get the app in the Apple or Google Play Store.  Also, check out their Guide to Adulting for young adults venturing out on their own.  


Links & Helpful Websites for 
Suicide Prevention 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources to those affected by suicide.

American Association of Suicidology: A tip sheet for parents about suicide & social media

Media Guidelines - Recommended Practices for Reporting on Suicide
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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