In our ongoing effort to promote health literacy, Library & Knowledge Services invites you to learn about Colorado Crisis Services, “Colorado’s first statewide resource for mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals.”Colorado Crisis Services offers various levels of support for individuals dealing with mental health, substance use, or emotional issues. The support is confidential; the public can access a crisis support line or visit one of several walk-in centers/stabilization units located throughout Colorado, including the Western Slope. Help is available for non-English speakers as well. The services are open to all, and no one is turned away for inability to pay.
Colorado Crisis Services’ mental health professionals can also provide referrals for mobile care, sending help to those who can’t make it to a center. Respite care may be available for those needing continued assistance for 1-14 days, as determined after an in-person meeting by a Crisis Services Clinician. Those in need can call 1-844-493-8255, text TALK to 38255, or chat with a Crisis Services Clinician through the website: http://coloradocrisisservices.org/.