On-Site Visits Changes

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, DVP will be canceling some on-site visits that were planned to occur prior to September 30, 2020. In lieu of on-site visits, DVP team members will conduct virtual site visits for any organization more than a day trip away (about 120 miles) from Denver. DVP will offer the option of virtual visits for organizations closer to Denver if they prefer not to meet in person at this time. Learn more by clicking below.

To protect young people's behavioral health, embrace authentic connection

By Brook Griese

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it is difficult but necessary that we continue our focus on another public health crisis impacting our state. 

Lives depend on it. 

Our behavioral health care system in Colorado desperately needs transformation, and we must maintain our momentum towards creating meaningful change. In 2018, more than 200 Colorado youth and young adults lost their lives to suicide — our state’s leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds. 

This is not acceptable. 

OBH Forensic Services Response to COVID-19 pandemic

Forensic Services within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) provides evaluation, treatment and care coordination services to the forensic population statewide. Forensic clients are individuals who are diagnosed with mental health disorders, involved in the criminal justice system, and are either currently incarcerated or living in the community.

Tips for staying hydrated while having fun in the sun!

Summer is almost here, and outdoor activities are a must! Living in Colorful Colorado has its perks when it comes to outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, and cycling just to name a few. It is important to stay hydrated while doing any physical activity especially in the heat and especially in high altitude.

The following tips can help keep you safe and healthy while you are outside enjoying our beautiful state: