Residents navigate barriers to mental health services in Southwest Colorado

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Residents navigate barriers to mental health services in Southwest Colorado

‘Flawed’ system includes long waits, frequent turnover among care providers
Emma Harmon, with her son, Kian, 5, looks through journals where she processed suicidal feelings. Harmon said there needs to be more access to mental health resources after experiencing long wait times for therapy appointments during a mental health crisis.

Residents navigate barriers to mental health services in Southwest Colorado

Emma Harmon, with her son, Kian, 5, looks through journals where she processed suicidal feelings. Harmon said there needs to be more access to mental health resources after experiencing long wait times for therapy appointments during a mental health crisis.
How to find support

Community groups, providers and others offer a variety of resources to for those seeking help.

Community Counseling Assistance Program: This Axis Health System Program connects people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to resources, services and support. Call (970) 828-6004.

Free Virtual SMART Recovery: This group, facilitated by Axis Health, is open to all ages and will meet virtually at 10 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Contact Axis Health for Zoom login details.

Emergency resources

24/7 Axis Care Hotline: 247-5245.

Colorado Crisis Services: (844) 493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255.

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: (888) 628-9454

Options For Deaf and Hard of Hearing: (800) 799-4889.

Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255.

Crisis support for LGBTQ youth: (866) 488-7386.

Non-emergency resources

Let’s Talk: https://letstalkco.org/

Heartbeat Survivor Group: https://www.heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org/

Second Wind Fund: https://thesecondwindfund.org/

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