May is Mental Health Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue of mental health and the resources available for those seeking help. It’s the perfect time to remind Coloradans about Colorado Crisis Services, the statewide resource available year round for anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis.
Colorado Crisis Services offers support, information and referral services to anyone dealing with a crisis. Services include:
- The Colorado Crisis Services Line, 1-844-493-TALK (8255): This toll-free hotline is available 24/7, 365 days a year for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional that will provide immediate support and connections to further resources. This resource provides interpretation services in more than 100 languages, including Spanish.
- Chat Crisis Service: Available at www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org, this service allows users to chat online with Masters level crisis clinicians or chat specialists to receive emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide assessments. This chat feature is available seven days a week from 4 p.m. to midnight.
- Text Crisis Service: Available 24/7, seven days a week, this text service is the latest resource for individuals needing mental health, substance abuse or emotional help. Anyone can text the word TALK to 38255 from anywhere in Colorado about any type of crisis and text with a Masters level crisis text counselor.
- In-person Services: Individuals can access in-person services through 24-hour walk-in crisis locations, mobile response teams and respite care facilities throughout the state. A list of the walk-in crisis center locations can be found at www.coloradocrisisservices.org
Often times, the hardest part of getting help for an emotional issue, mental health, or substance use is knowing where to begin. Colorado Crisis Services is designed to be a single point of entry for any individual experiencing a crisis of any kind.
To learn more, visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org.