Mental Health and Crisis Resources

Local Crisis Resources
Mile High United Way

Dial 2-1-1 or 303-433-8383

2-1-1 connects callers to health and human services information and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters. Information and resources may be provided for a variety of needs including mental health, basic needs and disaster assistance. Dial 211 from your cell phone to speak with a trained information and referral specialist. Calls are routed to service centers based on your geographic location. You may also search online for resources or find the local number for your local 211 service center by clicking on the link https://unitedwaydenver.org/

The Center on Colfax  

The Center on Colfax is a safe and welcoming place for Colorado's proud, diverse LGBTQ community. When you visit our space, you’ll be affirmed and accepted, heard and understood.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross provides emergency relief to those impacted by crisis and disasters. Currently, they assist people in preparing and coping with emergencies. Additionally, they provide help with temporary shelters, mental health assistance, financial assistance and health services. You can find more information by visiting their website here or by calling your local chapter, phone number by region is available on the website.

The Colorado Crime Victim Compensation Program

The Division of Criminal Justice funds the Victim Compensation Program. Victims of crime may be entitled to compensation for out-of-pocket losses associated with violent crimes in the state of Colorado. This program assists with direct financial assistance for cost of medical bills, counseling and loss wages. Victims are also provided with referrals for counseling, food, shelter and legal services.

For more information, please visit the agency’s website here.

Blood Donation Resources

Those interested in donating blood to help support victims of mass shootings may do so by registering at Vitalant.org to find a local blood donation center in their area.

Vigils

Those interested in attending a vigil to honor the lives lost, there will be local vigils you can attend.

 

National Mental Health Resources
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

800-985-5990 (24 hours)

Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

This helpline, through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help.

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Visit the website here: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

This line is available 24 hours/day and 7 days/week. The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator provides information and a search tool for behavioral health and substance abuse/addiction services in the United States and U.S. Territories. You can access the free and confidential treatment provider search tool using the link listed above. After completing the search criteria, you can view a list of treatment providers and detailed information about each provider.

You may also call (800) 662-4357 to receive free and confidential information about mental health and substance abuse treatment services in your area.

 

Online Resources for Parents
The National Association for the Education of Young People

Website: www.naeyc.org

The National Association for the Education of Young People has compiled online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and its aftermath and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Website: www.nctsn.org

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has online resources for families, parents and young children about coping with mass violence, the aftermath and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media or experienced.

 

This list is adapted from the City of Colorado Springs.