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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. Visit to learn more.



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 to find locations.

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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