Mental Health America said that they saw a 634 percent jump in use of their online tool for anxiety; and a 873 percent increase in those seeking information about depression.
Below is a list of places to contact to talk about your emotions, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress, and more. (Let us know if there is a name we should add to the list).
*****It’s OK to NOT be OK*****Mental Health America
Rural communities can be hit especially hard by depression, anxiety and substance abuse, and stigma still prevents many from asking for help. In this documentary, the Walter family of Trinidad shares their story and urges others to get the behavioral health support they need.
By working together, we can put more people across Colorado on the road to recovery so they lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Click here to see the 4 minute video from the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1177482309267410 While the story in the video appears to be only about suicide, it is a story that many people will be able to relate to — and, the Resource list below offers ways to address those concerns.
“He didn’t have that everyday smile; he had the “everything’s gonna be ok” smile. He never let us see him struggling.” ~~ “I’m from a small class of 31, and myself and two of my friends have lost a parent to suicide. As dark as you feel… just imagine what your family would feel.” ~~ “Suicide doesn’t end the pain, it just passes it on to somebody else…”
TOWN of LYONS & GREATER LYONS AREA
LEAF, Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund = human services agency, including a Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Basic Needs (financial crisis) (720) 864-4309
Also, in providing both individual and group therapy sessions, on a sliding scale, free, or Medicaid. There is a weekly virtual group session on Zoom on Thursdays. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wide Spaces Community Initiative: Creating a Community of Belonging and Personal Safety for Everyone. Program of the Lyons Regional Library offering community connection events, conversations, and classes on suicide prevention and mental health education. Free Suicide Prevention classes (currently online).
LARIMER COUNTY – RECOVERY RESOURCES
==Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County, Ft. Collins, Located in United Way of Larimer County (970) 482-2209
==Connections support line at 970-221-5551 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Larimer County residents can call for free.
==Summit Stone Crisis Line at 970-494-4200, help cope with changes.// Free COVID emotional support line 970-221-5551. Colorado Spirit
==Crossroads Ministry, Estes Park, Call for an appointment (970) 577-0610 For help with emergency services and food bank for Estes Valley.
BOULDER COUNTY – MENTAL HEALTH & RECOVERY RESOURCES
==Boulder County: CAP Program (Self-sufficiency for low-income people) Boulder County Office on Aging; Substance Abuse & Addiction
==Covid-19: https://www.bouldercounty.org/…/cov…/mental-health-blog/ (303) 447-1665
==Out Boulder County, Longmont (720) 600-4138 Supporting LGBT through virtual meetings (during covid) = financial aid Josie:(720)507-6696
==Cultivate (303) 443-1933 (formerly Boulder County Care Connect) helping seniors flourish through active engagement with their community
==Mental Health Partners – Mental health and substance use care. Connect with a compassionate, multi-disciplinary care team through phone calls; with same day support, or set up an appointment. Areas specializes in “Mental Health”, and “Addiction,” and “Community.” They offer free online classes, which cover topics like “Stress Reduction during COVID” and “Setting Wellness Goals that are Attainable” and “How to Get an ID when Homeless.” In addition to same-day phone help, they also have shared locations in Boulder | Broomfield | Lafayette | Longmont. ==To inquire about our services or to make an appointment please call (303) 443-8500. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis please call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. To contact our Walk-In Center please call 303-447-1665 or go directly to our Walk-In Center at 3180 Airport Road in Boulder Colorado (which is open 24/7).
National Suicide line – 1-800-SUICIDE or online at: 1-800-273-TALK
==Colorado Crisis Services: Colorado’s statewide service for mental health.
COLORADO STATEWIDE – 24 Hour Hotline