Are you or someone you know in need of help now?
If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255), text "TALK" to 38255, or go to www.coloradocrisisservices.org to access a live chat available in 17 languages. Help and hope are available 24/7/365.
Mental health issues are a serious problem both nationally and here in Colorado. For all of us, our day-to-day lives can be hard on our mental health. At no fault of our own, we can experience any number of mental health issues that are important to understand and treat. Mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, religion, or income. They are so common that 20% of people in the United States will experience a mental health issue this year and symptoms can range from mildly disruptive to severe depending on the condition. However, the majority of mental health issues go untreated because people are still afraid to talk about them due to shame, misunderstanding, negative attitudes and fear of discrimination.
Tri-County Mental Health Data
What is TCHD doing to address the crisis?
- Let's Talk Colorado campaign to reduce stigma and work with safety-net clinics to better address detection and treatment of mental health problems
- Client referral and connection to mental health resources and service providers
- Provide support to and foster resiliency of individual clients
- Partner with agency and community colleagues to provide comprehensive support to individuals
- Participate in the development of and continue to support the Pregnancy-Related Depression state campaign
- Improve system collaboration around mental health screening and referral to treatment, particularly with children, mothers and families, and people at higher risk for mental illness
- Build awareness of the impact of adverse experiences and trauma on children's and adult's health
- Educate and support medical providers in the use of mental health screening, treatment guidelines, and community referral resources
- Build community connection and reduce social isolation
- Enhance existing population-level mental health promotion and illness data