This system includes the statewide Colorado Crisis Support Line
Call 1 844 493 TALK (8255) or Text TALK to 38255
If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use, or emotional help for yourself or someone you know Colorado Crisis Services provides confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365.
If you are in crisis or need 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.
When you call Colorado Crisis Services, you will be connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional with a master’s or doctoral degree. They offer translation services for non-English speakers, they engage in immediate problem solving, and will always make follow-up calls to ensure you receive continued care.
The crisis centers are mental health urgent care centers. They are there to provide immediate mental health support services, for FREE. They define crisis as “anything that you consider a crisis,” and are here to help.
Walk in Crisis Centers that offer 24/7/365 care to people of all ages in behavioral health crisis:
In Larimer County at 1217 Riverside Ave., Ft. Collins or call their local crisis line at 970 494-4200
In Weld County at 928 12th Street, Greeley or call their local crisis line at 970-347-2120
Mobile Crisis Units are available and travel across Weld and Larimer Counties to reach people in crisis and transport them to services.
Call 970 494-4200 in Larimer or 970-347-2120 in Weld County to reach your local Mobile Crisis Unit.
Mary Beth Swanson, LCSW, Executive Director , Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center: Recently a friend of mine posted a video of herself on Facebook for 22 days in a row, doing 22 push-ups each day, in honor of the 22 United States veterans who die by suicide every day in our country. Watching her, as her small children cheered her on, got me thinking about the similarities between war veterans with PTSD and child abuse survivors also carrying the heavy burden of trauma. Research has shown that when trauma occurs at younger ages, when the sense of helplessness is strong, and when the traumatic experience continues over a substantial period of time, the likelihood of developing PTSD is higher. If that many veterans are dying every day, how many children, young adults, and adults who have experienced traumatic childhood experiences, such as sexual and physical abuse, are also dying by suicide? I suspect too many. When I began my involvement in this Coalition, I would sometimes say that my actual job, at Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center, had very little to do with suicide. Voices Carry serves children after they have been victims of a crime (often child sexual abuse). We don’t provide suicide prevention or intervention services. Yet, I kept going to the Coalition, and soon it became clear that this was exactly the point. I found a group of individuals and agencies, willing to bring ideas, concerns, hopes, and challenges about the issue of suicide, and the isolation and despair that so often precedes it, to the table with honesty and openness. As we talked about what we knew, what we felt, and what we hoped for, it became clear that the process was actually also the solution: relationships, communication, collaboration and connectedness with one another.