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Mental & Behavioral Health


Directories for Behavioral Health Treatment Providers
Breathe, Think, Do (for Apple) (for Android) (for Kindle)
  • Launched in December 2013 by Sesame Street, this bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving.
  • This app is part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative, which aims to provide tools to help children build skills for resilience, and overcome everyday challenges and more stressful situations and transitions.
  • Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is intended for parents and caregivers to use with their young children (ages 2-5).
Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents en Español
  • Posted January 2013.
  • Radio program on EDUCARadio from Denver Public Schools to provide information to Spanish speaking students and parents.
  • Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in Colorado.
  • Part of a multi-agency effort, including the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Cactus, Man Therapy™ is giving men a resource they desperately need. A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end, a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths of so many of our men.
Mental Health First Aid Colorado
  • Mental Health First Aid Colorado is a statewide, public education program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises.
  • Mental Health First Aid training is for everybody, especially people who have a lot of contact with the general public — they are the most likely to encounter people who are suffering from emotional health problems. It's particularly helpful to police officers, primary care workers, teachers, faith communities, community leaders, human resource professionals, friends and family of people with mental illness or addiction.
  • Mental Health First Aid Colorado teaches caring Colorado citizens how to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate treatments and other supportive help.
  • Find a Class
Mental Health.gov
  • Online resource launched in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • This website provides information about the signs of mental illness, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations about mental health. The website also features videos from a number of individuals sharing their stories about mental illness, recovery, and hope.
  • Information for Parents and Caregivers
  • Toolkit for Community Conversations about Mental Health 
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
National Eating Disorders Association
  • The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
  • Educator, Coach & Athletic Trainer, and Parent Toolkits
    • NEDA Toolkits are free resources designed to educate on eating disorders. You can also request that a CD-ROM with all three toolkits be sent to a local school or community organization near you.
 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Mental Health Information
  • Statistics, educational resources, and publications categorized by disorder and by age or gender.
  • The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans 
  • Parenting for Service Members and Veterans is a first-of-its-kind resource addressing the unique challenges of parenting in military families. This anonymous self-help course is designed to provide military parents with the skills and resources they need to improve their parenting and connect with their families. There are interactive activities and stories of real military and veteran families that will provide valuable skills for the everyday challenges of raising military children, with particular emphasis on reconnecting following a separation such as deployment and to give military and veteran  parents the skills and tools to build stronger families.
  • The course and content were developed by experts from the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Released in January 2014.
Rural Solutions
  • Rural Solutions is a coalition of grassroots organizations, mental health providers, social services departments, handicapped services, public health, Area Agency on Aging and elected officials.
  • They work to coordinate health and human service needs assessments and program development in ten counties in Northeast Colorado. These counties include: Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma.
  • The LifeSource Project is a program of Rural Solutions, a non-profit organization serving Northeast Colorado.  In 2009, Rural Solutions formed the Second Wind Fund of Northeast Colorado to focus specifically on youth suicide prevention in this region. The program was renamed LifeSource Project to support all of the suicide prevention programs.
  • LifeSource Project removes financial barriers for youth at-risk for suicide to get the help that they need. Our community has shown its depth of understanding around the issue of youth suicide through their support for the LifeSource Project.
  • LifeSource Project Referral Guidelines 
  • LifeSource Project Referral Form
 Safety First and other information for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
Second Wind Fund
  • Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to urgently match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.
  • Referrals are typically made by school mental health staff (School Counselors, Social Workers or Psychologists) and sometimes by other mental health professionals. Home schooled youth or those no longer attending school are also eligible. If the referred youth is at risk for suicide and does not have adequate insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the cost of therapy is paid for by Second Wind Fund.
  • Eligibility Requirements and Making a Referral
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
  • Toolkit for Community Conversations about Mental Health
    • Launched in 2013, the Toolkit for Community Conversations about Mental Health is designed to help those interested in holding a conversation about mental health and it includes three parts: an Information Brief, a Discussion Guide, and a Planning Guide.  The toolkit will help communities and individuals start a conversation about mental health to help identify innovative and creative next steps to address the mental health needs of our nation. 
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Locator
  • Suicide Prevention Resources








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