Adolescent Behavioral Health Program - The Medical Center of Aurora
The Adolescent Behavioral Health Program is committed to providing short-term behavioral health treatment services for adults and seniors, and offers the same, high quality level of care for adolescents between the ages of 11 – 17. Our physician-led, interdisciplinary treatment team of individual/family therapists, behaviorists, social workers, music therapists, recreational therapists, and psychiatric nurses have developed programs that integrate approaches supported by evidence-based cognitive and dialectical behavioral health treatment therapies resulting in a teenage mental health treatment plan that extends into everyday life long beyond the point when treatment ends.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders. Clinical resources, publications, news and advocacy, and relevant information on mental illness are available from this national association.
Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health
Info & Appointments: 303-730-8858
24/7 Crisis Intervention: 303-730-3303
AllHealth Network provides professional, culturally- inclusive mental health and substance abuse services, including outpatient services such as individual, family, marital and group counseling and psychiatry. AllHealth Network is responsible for mental health programs serving residents of Arapahoe County (not including the City of Aurora) and Douglas County. Many programs are open to residents outside this area, including the insurance-only Turning Points, A Counseling and Psychiatric Practice.
Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora Mental Health Center is committed to creating healthy and secure communities by providing the least restrictive service that ensures quality, appropriate, and efficient care. Free, professional help by phone, 24/7, for any mental health and substance abuse issues, including those involving suicide.
Colorado Crisis Services
844-493-8255 (844-493-TALK) or Text TALK to 38255
Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate help for any mental health, substance use, or emotional concern, 24/7/365. Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak with a trained professional who will provide immediate support and connect you, or someone you know, to further resources. You can also visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org to find the walk-in location nearest you.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment – Suicide Information and Prevention Website
Colorado Crisis & Support Line: 844-493-8255 (1-844-493-TALK)
Suicide and prevention site offers phone numbers for both suicide prevention lifeline and the Colorado Crisis and Support Line, which connects you to skilled, trained counselor in your area 24/7.
The Lifeline and 988: Lifeline. (Call, text, or chat 988)
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline). When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)
The 18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free assessment services for at-risk youth in need of intervention. This community-based program focuses on intervention, comprehensive assessments, and improving access to appropriate services. JAC provides positive alternatives to youth and their families.
Mental Health Colorado
Mental Health Colorado (MHC) addresses the full range of mental health issues in Colorado. The association strives to improve diagnosis, care and treatment for people of all ages. MHC engages with policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide: The general public; Health and emergency preparedness professionals; Policy makers; Government and business leaders; School systems; and Local communities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The mission of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties is to build a community of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals and their families affected by mental illness. Resources available include educational programs, mental health advocacy, a toll free HelpLine, and several awareness events and activities.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. They offer information on treatment options, paying for treatment, understanding addition and understanding mental health.
The Second Wind Fund
General Information: 720-962-0706
24-Hour Crisis Support: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need. They match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers.
South Suburban Parks & Recreation District (SSPRD)
South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) offers several programs and classes for improving mental health, including Couples Workshops, an Essential Oils for Relaxation class, Dementia Caregiver Support Groups, a variety of art, meditation and mindfulness classes, and more. SSPRD prioritizes wellness by offering close-to-home and affordable indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities to a diverse community. Learn more online at SSPRD's Catalog.
Veterans Crisis Hotline
800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK) and Press 1 or Send a text message to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a toll-free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring VA responders. Veterans and their loved ones may call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. VA also provides support for Service members through the Military Crisis Line. Service members and their families and friends may call and text the Veterans Crisis Line numbers and can chat online at the Military Crisis Line website.