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Hotline Quick Reference:

Colorado Crisis Services Hotline (1-844-493-TALK): If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. Chat services are also available from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. daily at coloradocrisisservices.org



Locations Quick Reference:

Colorado Crisis Services Walk-In Locations: Walk-in crisis services are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Visit coloradocrisisservices.org to find locations.

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100-WORD DESCRIPTION:

The hardest part about getting help for a mental health, substance use or emotional concern is knowing where to start—especially when an issue reaches the point of crisis. Whether it's for you, or someone you know, Colorado Crisis Services provides immediate and confidential help, 24/7/365. Just call 844-493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255, and you'll speak with a trained counselor who will provide support and connect you to further resources. For more information, or to find a crisis services walk-in center nearest you, visit ColoradoCrisisServices.org. Colorado Crisis Services – when you don't know where to start, start here.



50-WORD DESCRIPTION:

For help with any mental health, substance use or emotional concern—for you, or someone you know—call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255. Our trained counselors provide immediate and confidential help, 24/7/365. For more information, or to find a crisis services walk-in center, visit ColoradoCrisisServices.org.



25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

For any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255. Learn more at ColoradoCrisisServices.org.



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Press releases & reports


June 2018

Colorado Crisis Steering Committee Final Report and Recommendations

The Colorado Crisis Steering Committee is a group of diverse stakeholders who worked together to provide recommendations to the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) on how to improve and enhance the State’s behavioral health crisis system....

May 3, 2018

Report: Expansion of the Colorado Crisis System

A new report from the Colorado Department of Human Services provides an update on the status of Colorado Crisis Services expansions in Senate Bill 17-207 and the 2017 Long Bill...

January 5, 2018

Committee to evaluate, improve Colorado’s crisis system

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) today announced plans to convene a multi-stakeholder committee to provide recommendations to CDHS for upgrades to Colorado’s behavioral health crisis system...

August 21, 2017

Regional crisis system improvements planned

More than $9.5 million in enhancements to the Colorado crisis response system will be used for creative and regional solutions to better serve individuals in crisis.

May 18, 2017

Governor Hickenlooper signs bill to expand Colorado’s crisis system, ensure those in mental health crisis receive proper treatment

Today Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-207, strengthening Colorado’s crisis response system and effectively ending the use of jails as a placement option for individuals on an emergency mental health hold...

March 16, 2016

Colorado Crisis Services now offers crisis text service for Coloradans needing mental health, substance use or emotional help

Beginning today, Coloradans can now use text to receive immediate and professional help to deal with any type of crisis situation. The new statewide crisis text service launched by Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, a provider of Colorado Crisis Services (CCS), is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week...

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces statewide mental health crisis line
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014


Gov. John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), today announced the launch of Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline.



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