The Office of Behavioral Health has allocated a portion of the federal substance abuse block grant funding for substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services for school-aged adolescents through school-based health centers.
We are meeting with community members across the state to help answer these questions: What’s working? What might work even better? Which groups are we helping? Which groups might we be missing? What challenges do you see in the future? Be a part of the conversation, attend a meeting in October near you!
Colorado Crisis Services recently entered into a partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, the Farm Bureau and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to spread the word about crisis services to agricultural communities.
In honor of October as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, the Office of Behavioral Health will host a community research forum on the theme of “Prevention” to be held on October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan.
Planned regional enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will increase collaboration with local law enforcement, improve capacity to conduct face-to-face (including telehealth) assessments; ensure that walk-in centers, crisis stabilization units and acute treatment units are able to accept and triage individuals on emergency mental health holds; and expand local partnerships to ensure jails are not used as a placement option for individuals on emergency mental health holds.
Every year, in recognition of September as National Recovery Month, the Office of Behavioral Health hosts a community research forum. This year’s forum, “Supported Education: Where We Have Been and Where We are Going,” will be held on Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, 3550 West Oxford Avenue, Denver. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
National Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.