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In response to the Aurora theater shootings in July 2012, Governor John Hickenlooper initiated “Strengthening Colorado’s Mental Health System: A Plan to Safeguard All Coloradans.” A key component of this plan was the creation of a comprehensive statewide behavioral health crisis care system for individuals, families and communities. The goal of this crisis care system is to ensure people are receiving the right services, at the right place and at the right time. Often, the most difficult part about getting help for a mental health, substance use or an emotional issue is knowing where to begin – especially when an issue reaches a crisis point. Colorado Crisis Services is that single point of entry for any individual experiencing a crisis.
Crisis Services will: