If you or someone you know needs immediate support, please reach out to Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255 to access a live chat available in 17 languages. Help and hope are available everyday 24/7. You may also visit one of their Denver metro area walk-in locations.
Adams County Health Department (ACHD) engages with community partners to support mental health access, increase awareness, and prevent suicide. ACHD strives for a mentally healthy, suicide-free Adams County, where people have hope for their future, a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives, and feel they belong in their families, communities, and culture. Our efforts are guided by the ACHD Mental Health Framework and the ACHD Suicide Prevention Framework, developed with input from many Adams County partners. Additionally, ACHD has launched a Mental Health Data Dashboard with the data and frameworks that inform our mental health promotion and suicide prevention strategies. Read on to learn more about mental health in Adams County and the resources available to help you and your community thrive.
Mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Positive mental health allows us to feel good about life, supporting our ability to participate in daily activities and accomplish our goals.
Everyone, regardless of gender, age, race, income, or religion, faces challenges with their mood, emotions, and behavior from time to time. It is important to talk about our mental health with someone we trust and seek professional care when we need it, just as we would with a physical injury or ailment.
Some of us, through no fault of our own, face greater challenges than others. This discussion applies to everyone, no matter how temporary or serious the mental health needs are. They are so common that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will experience a mental health issue this year, with symptoms ranging from mildly disruptive to severe depending on the condition. However, most mental health issues go untreated because people are still afraid to talk about them due to shame, misunderstanding, negative attitudes, and fear of discrimination.
It is important to talk about our mental health with someone we trust, and seek professional care when we need it, just as we would with a physical injury or ailment. To learn more about what mental health is, check out Let’s Talk Colorado.
Colorado Crisis Services
If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support, please reach out to Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255 to access a live chat available in 17 languages. Help and hope are available 24/7/365. You may also visit one of their Denver metro area walk-in locations. In the event of an overdose emergency, dial 911.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Just dial 988 to be connected on the phone or to start a text conversation instead, send a text to 988.
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line's new number—988 then Press 1—helps make it easier to remember and share the number to access help in times of need. Veterans Crisis Line responders are continuing to support Veterans, service members, and their families via 988. Responders are trained in crisis intervention and military culture.
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
24/7, Free, Confidential Hotline for Pregnant and New Moms. Call or text 1.833.943.5746 (1.833.9.HELP4MOMS). TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746. Interpreter Services are available in 60 languages.
Below the Surface
Below the Surface aims to help teens connect to and get support from Colorado Crisis Services by texting “TALK” to 38255. The line allows anyone to text 24/7 with a trained counselor on a personal, free, confidential line. Below the Surface was created by youth for youth who feel pressured to appear as if everything is fine, but just “below the surface” struggle with feelings of isolation, stress, anxiety and depression related to studies, drugs, alcohol, and relationships.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides support for LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 25 through a 24-hour phone, chat, and texting services with counselors. Call 1.866.488.7386 or text ‘START. To 678-678. The project also offers peer-to-peer support through TrevorSpace.
The Trans Lifeline is specifically geared towards transgender people who are going through a crisis, dealing with gender identity confusion and self-harm prevention. Call 877.565.8860 if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
Adams County Community Mental Health Centers
Aurora Mental Health and Recovery
Aurora Mental Health & Recovery offers a variety of specialized services to meet the needs of our diverse community. To reach someone immediately to learn more about our services or get support, call 303.923.6500. We offer 24/7 walk-in services. Visit any day of the week at 2206 Victor St. Aurora, CO 80045.
Community Reach Center
Community Reach Center provides mental health services and counseling in seven outpatient offices. To make an appointment or for more information on mental health services in Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster and surrounding areas of Denver and Adams County, please call 303.853.3500.
Colorado and National Resources
OwnPath is a searchable online directory for people in Colorado to find licensed behavioral health providers and to search for specific services or use a guided search to identify providers or resources that best meet their needs. Searches can be narrowed by criteria such as location, days of operation, language support, payment types accepted, and more.
CO Wellness Recovery
CO Wellness Recovery is a free mental wellness and addiction recovery guide resource for Coloradans considering recovery.
Free therapy sessions for Colorado youth. If you know youth who are struggling, visit IMatterColorado.org to take a mental health survey and get connected to professionals for free.
Let's Talk Colorado
The goal of Let’s Talk Colorado is to initiate an inclusive conversation about mental health. All Coloradans benefit when we learn to discuss our mental health, and those of us who need treatment are more likely to seek it when we all agree that mental health is everyone’s responsibility.
Parents Thrive Colorado
Parents Thrive Colorado supports the mental health and wellbeing of pregnant and postpartum people by connecting them with relevant resources. Parents Thrive is an accessible, user-friendly website that provides supportive information, relatable peer stories, and resources that address mental and emotional health needs across the perinatal journey.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) HelpLine - Colorado
The PSI HelpLine is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call or text at 1.800.944.4773 to get basic information, support, and resources. The HelpLine is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies. The HelpLine messages are returned every day of the week. Calls and texts will be returned within 24 hours.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). The Network works at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. The overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
Other Community Services
In addition to our health care partners, there are many other services available throughout Adams County and the state of Colorado. Please explore the below information to learn more.
- AdamsCountyResources.org: Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help starts here.
- 2-1-1 Colorado: 2-1-1 Colorado connects families and individuals to social and community resources best suited to meet their needs.
- Mental Health First Aid Colorado Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches individuals how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.
- Partners for Children’s Mental Health provides trainings related to youth mental health and suicide prevention.
- QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Institute provides training for friends, families, community members, healthcare providers, first responders, and others to recognize the warning signs a suicide crisis and to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
Contact Us to Join our Community Effort to Support Mental Health
The Adams County Health Department’s Behavioral Health program staff are available to support community needs by sharing resources, making data accessible, and collaborating to develop community-led solutions. We encourage you to review our resource hub and reach out with any questions, concerns and/or feedback. Please contact us at [email protected].