People often don’t get the mental health services they need because they don’t know where to start. Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with the right mental health services. If you do not have a health professional who is able to assist you, use the resources listed here to find help for yourself, your friends, your family, or your students. Many of these resources can help you even if you are underinsured or do not currently have health coverage.
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When & where to seek mental health assistance
When to contact crisis services:
If someone is talking about suicide, a threat to themselves/others, or is severely emotionally/behaviorally/mentally dysregulated, hopeless, or helpless .
Colorado Crisis Support 1-844-493-8255
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
They can direct you to walk-in crisis centers or dispatch crisis counselors where appropriate. Services include:
• Behavioral health triage & substance use screening
• Immediate crisis intervention & de-escalation
• Follow-up crisis services when needed
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
AllHealth Network Walk In Crisis Stabilization Center: Acute Care Campus Crisis Center, 303-730-3303
6509 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
Local Law Enforcement : 911
Ask for a CIT Officer (crisis intervention trained officer) and let them know it is a mental health crisis: CIT Officers have been trained to recognize mental disorder crises and to effectively manage crisis interactions
Local Mental Health Hospitals
(*many of these facilities have 24/7 walk-in or appointments for urgent evaluations)
Aurora Medical Center Adolescent Behavioral Health, Aurora 844-556-2012 or 303-695-2600
Children’s Hospital Colorado @ Anschutz Medical Campus, 720-777-0123
Cedar Springs Hospital, Co Springs 719-633-4114
Centennial Peaks Hospital, Louisville 303-673-9990
Clear View Behavioral Health, Johnstown 970-461-5061
Denver Health Medical Center Psychiatric ER, Denver 303-602-7221
Denver Springs Hospital, Englewood 720-643-4300 or 720-506-2289 (ages 13+)
Highlands Behavioral Health System, Highlands Ranch 720-348-2800
Peak View Behavioral Health, Co Springs 719-444-8484
Porter Adventist Hospital ER, Denver (inpatient behavioral health care for patients>18 yrs; outpatient behavioral health care for all ages) 303-765-6969
University of Colorado Hospital ER, Aurora 720-848-0000
Local Hospital Emergency Rooms
*In a mental health crisis, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to go. Most often, the person in crisis will end up in an emergency room. While this is a solution, it is not the most conducive setting for getting a person help or into the direct care of a mental health professional. The following hospital ERs do not have inpatient behavioral health care at their hospital, so if patient needs admission to a hospital they will likely be transferred to one of the mental health hospitals listed above.
Children’s Hospital Colorado@ Parker 720-777-1350
Children’s Hospital Colorado @ Highlands Ranch, South Campus 720-478-1234
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital ER, Castle Rock 720-924-4581
Littleton Adventist Hospital ER, Littleton 303-795-5437
Rose Hospital ER, Denver 303-320-2455
Saddle Rock ER, Aurora 720-376-6400
Sky Ridge Hospital ER, Lone Tree 720-225-5439
Swedish Hospital ER, Englewood 303-563-3300 or 303-788-5000
When to contact a counselor:
If you are concerned about someone’s behavior and wondering if it is typical.
If you are concerned about someone being angry or depressed.
If someone is being bullied or having trouble at school or work.
If there is a concern regarding substance use/abuse or addiction.
*Counselors can diagnose and provide non-pharmacological treatment/therapy. For a list of all the abbreviations of the types of mental health counseling licenses and certifications click here.
Align Counseling of Colorado 7600 E Arapahoe Rd, Suite #305, Centennial, CO 80112
Tel: (303) 475 2757
Amanda J. Chaney, MSW, LCSW, 5808 South Rapp Street
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tel: (720) 580-6609
Amanda J. Chaney
AllHealth Network (various locations)
* formerly known as : Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
Appointments and Information Tel: (303) 730-8858
*Emergency and Crisis Intervention (see above in crisis section)
Tel: (303) 730-3303
Denver Health STEP Program, 777 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
*young adults (ages 11-24) who are suffering from drug abuse or other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or ADHD.
Doctors Care 609 W Littleton Blvd, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tel: (303) 730 1313
Embark Counseling 8191 Southpark Lane, Suite 201, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Tel: (303) 907-7072 or (303) 726-4560
Highlands Behavioral Health System, 8565 South Poplar Way, Littleton, CO 80130
Tel: (720) 348-2800
*Highlands Behavioral Health Systems’ clinical team is available 24/7 to schedule a mental health assessment or to answer questions. Assessments may be scheduled at any time; walk-ins are welcome.
Juvenile Assessment Center, 2 locations:
Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7375 South Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112
Tel: (720) 874-3381
The Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 East Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112
Tel: (720) 213-1320
*JAC partners with Aurora Mental Health Center and the All Health Network (formally Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network) to provide behavioral health assessments through the JAC’s Community Assessment Program. The assessment identifies strengths, risks and needs in a young person’s life. Assessment Specialists will pinpoint key areas for intervention, provide clarity, and connect families to supportive services and positive strategies.
Legacy Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting, 9751 East Main Street, Suite 215,
Parker, CO 80138
Tel: (303) 841-4005
Metro Community Provider Network (various locations)
Tel: (303) 360-6276
Original Path Counseling and Fitness Centers, 6551 South Revere Parkway, Suite 255
Centennial, Co 80111
Tel: (720) 335-5572
Professional Counseling Services, Inc, 4155 E. Jewell Ave, Ste. 308, Denver, CO 80222
Tel: (303) 691-0225
*Individual adolescent/adult counseling, family counseling, drug and alcohol assessments, and school based drug/alcohol prevention and intervention level services
Sandstone Care, 2100 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO 80222
*Teen & Young Adult Substance Use & Addiction Treatment Programs
Tel: (844) 856-3373
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Synergy
3660 W. Princeton Circle, Denver 80236
Tel: (303) 781-7875 or (303) 282-2626
*Synergy Adolescent Treatment Services is the adolescent treatment continuum within ARTS (Addiction Research and Treatment Services) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Synergy provides highly specialized treatments for three interrelated disorders: substance use, conduct disorder, and other co-occurring mental health disorders
University of Phoenix Counseling Center 10004 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
(free services) Tel: (303) 600-1959
When to contact a psychologist:
If someone is having learning difficulties.
If you are worried about someone’s social or emotional development.
*Psychologists can diagnose and provide non-pharmacological treatment/therapy, but some psychologists only provide educational and psychological assessments. They can evaluate for ADHD, ADD, Learning Disabilities (like dyslexia, etc…), mental disorders (like depression, anxiety, OCD, etc…), Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and they can perform IQ testing. Psychologists can be PhDs (Doctor of Philosophy), PsyDs (Doctor of Psychology), or EdDs (Doctor of Education).
For a brief description on the difference between psychologists and counselors click here.
Children’s Hospital Colorado 13123 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045
Tel: (720) 777-1234
*In addition to psychologists, there are developmental pediatricians at CHC who can assist with evaluations/diagnoses.
Legacy Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting, 9751 East Mainstreet, Suite 215,
Parker, CO 80138
Tel: (303) 841-4005
National Jewish Hospital-Pediatric Behavioral Health Dept, 1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO 80206
Tel: (303) 398-1260
Comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations : 6 yrs-18 yrs
You can also contact your child’s school, pediatrician or family doctor.
When to contact a psychiatrist:
If medication is wanted/needed for a mental disorder.
*Psychiatrists are MDs (Doctor of Medicine) who are licensed to prescribe medications. They can also diagnose and provide therapy, but medication management is their primary role.
Asa Yancey, MD
Beth Ballen, MD
Ben Green, MD
Christophoer Puls, MD
Brian Wise, MD
Dana Krafchick, MD
David Lyons, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Colorado Psychiatry Center, Ron Morley, MD
EMPOWER, Mary Nord Cook, MD
Mary Margaret Braud, MD
Laurie Reeder, PMHNP, RXN (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; can prescribe/mange medications)
Susan Lurie, MD
“Everyone has personal experience or knows someone who has some form of mental illness.” Teacher, LPS