If you’ve made your way to this page, chances are you’re worried about your mental health. Or maybe you’re worried about a friend or family member. Support and help are available. Check out the resources below.
If you or someone you care about is in need of help right away and it's an emergency, call 911.
Did you know one out of every five people needs help for a mental health challenge? If you’re worried about your mental health, don’t let shame, pride, or cost keep you from taking care of yourself.
Mantherapy.org has a free 20 point “head inspection” online quiz to hlep you gauge where you're at with your mental health. The website is designed for men. There are also resources specifically for veterans and first responders. Click on the button below to get started with mantherapy.
Where to Get Information and Help
Colorado Crisis Services
Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-8255 is a great place to call for information. They answer calls about depression, recovery, concerns about family or friends, substance abuse, grief, loss, suicidal thoughts, PTSD, drugs and alcohol, bullying, stress, anxiety, homelessness, disability and more. You don’t have to be in crisis to get help.
You’ll reach a real person who knows what you’re going through. They’ll keep your call confidential. You’ll get help finding resources. Answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. They also have a Peer Assistance Line answered from 9 am to 11 pm. You can also text TALK to 38255 to have a text conversation with a trained professional.
Suicide Hotline Number
800-273-8255. Click on the button below to learn more about suicide.
Crisis Service Centers
It can take up to six weeks to get an appointment with a mental health center, but Crisis Service Centers can help you right away. You can walk right into a Crisis Service Center. They don’t provide medication, but they will help you find someone who can help with your needs.
Centers are open 24/7 and located in Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Littleton, and Westminster. Click on the button below for locations.
Mental Health Centers
Mental Health Centers, also called Community Health Agencies, can help you with your mental health. They provide counseling, case management, programs, resources and even pharmacies. You must call for a phone screening first. Not everyone gets an appointment right away—it can take up to six weeks. Some centers require you have Medicaid insurance, but some will help you with treatment, even if you can’t pay. Click on the button below for a list of mental health centers.
Sometimes we get tongue-tied when calling for an appointment. Here’s a script to help.
Hi, my name is (your full name). I live in (name of town). I need help with (try to specifically describe your condition, such as depression, schizophrenia, etc.) and would like to make an appointment. When is your next available time? What paperwork do I need to bring?
Places to Learn About Mental Health
Mental Health Colorado
Mental Health Colorado advocates for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Click on Screenings at the top of their website below for information about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, and more. You can also call 720-208-2238.
Mental Health of America
Mental Health of America provides information about mental health. Click on Mental Health Info at the top of their website. Use the button below to get there.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Colorado
Provides free classes about mental illness, support groups for people with mental illness and their families, answers to questions about mental illness and the criminal justice system, and more. You can call 303-321-3104 for info on resources.