Safer at Home
As the Governor’s or Mayor’s Stay at Home orders change over these next days and weeks, it’s important to know that it remains safer to be at home to minimize the risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Through June 30, 2020, we will continue to provide services remotely in the way that we have over these last several weeks using video and telephone. Receiving services through telehealth is a safe, confidential and convenient way to continue services with us.
We're Here to Help
Use the buttons below to navigate through our webpage about COVID-19. We want to help you get access to the latest updates, find resources to keep your well-being healthy and provide the means to access services with us.
How to Take Care of Yourself
If you’re feeling anxious about coronavirus, know that you’re not alone. It’s normal to feel worried during stressful times, especially when there are things that are out of our control.
Remember, you are not alone. This article from 5280 Magazine reminds us that so many people in our community are feeling anxious and scared, and it's okay to feel that way.
When we do feel worried, it’s often helpful to think about what we can do to take care of ourselves.
myStrength is a great resource to help improve your mood and overcome the challenges you face. You can track your health, enjoy interactive activities, and become inspired by quotes and videos.
Connected Colorado provides tips for dealing with stress brought on by COVID-19. Cari Ladd, LCSW from our Walk-In Center provides key tips for managing stress. For closed captioning in English, press the small CC button in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen.
Follow Dr. Carl Clark's five-minute guided meditation in the video above. For closed captioning in English, press the small CC button in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen.
This video offers self-care tips in American Sign Language (ASL). For closed captioning in English, press the small CC button in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen.
More Videos for Coping with COVID-19
Click on the plus sign (+) to open the drop-downs and watch more videos from Connected Colorado.
For Parents and Caregivers: How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19
- Remind your children that you know how to reduce the spread of disease. Help them practice healthy habits like hand washing, getting a good night’s sleep, and eating well. Encourage them not to touch their face with unwashed hands.
- Clear up myths. With a lot of misinformation circulating, making sure your kids have an accurate perspective can help them manage anxiety around coronavirus. CDPHE and CDC are reputable sources for information and provide regular updates.
- Model a calm response. Include your children in planning ahead as appropriate and show them what it means to take care of yourself while you manage your own worry.
How to Cope With Being at Home With Kids and Nowhere to Go
What Are We Doing in Response to COVID-19?
Our priority at the Mental Health Center of Denver is the safety of our staff and the people we serve. We have rapidly changed the means by which we provide care to the people we serve and to our community, all while safeguarding the well-being of our staff. This includes:
- Reducing the number of staff at our sites to only the people who must be there. All other staff members are now working remotely;
- Creation and continued streamlining of communication channels within the organization to keep staff and people we serve informed of updates;
- Preparation of our telehealth offerings so people can still access care with their provider by video chat or phone;
- Ensuring we have adequate medication supplies at our pharmacies and delivering medications to the people we serve all over Denver.
We have also partnered with other providers and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to disseminate information and coordinate a region-wide response as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.
- COVID-19 Companion - This is a free text messaging program that offers CDC tips and local resources about COVID-19. Text HEALTH to 67634*.
- Call CO Help at 1.877.462.2911 to speak with the local public health department.
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) - COVID-19 in Colorado
- Colorado State Government Official Webpage - COVID-19 in Colorado
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – COVID-19
- Johns Hopkins University – Myths & Facts About Coronavirus
- National Public Radio (NPR) – 5 Tips to Help Regain Your Calm
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – COVID-19 Factsheet
- CDC – FAQ on COVID-19 and Children
- New York Times – Talking to Teens About Coronavirus
- AMPHL resources for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing - COVID-19 Resource List
- 14 Well-Being Tips
*Standard message or data rates may apply. This program will not send data to your doctor. It is not a replacement for medical care or emergency services. If you are sick and are starting to feel worse or short of breath, seek professional medical attention. In case of an emergency, call 911.
This video from the CDC is in American Sign Language. Closed Captions are provided in English.
News and Blog Posts
Read and watch the latest news featuring the Mental Health Center of Denver's work during COVID-19. You can also check out our blog posts, meant to help you find ways to keep your well-being healthy during the global pandemic.
As its clients stay home, Mental Health Center of Denver has turned to delivery
Denverite | April 6, 2020
Connected Colorado: Coping in Uncertain Times
Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance | April 1, 2020
‘The unknown creates a lot of unease’ Mental health professionals provide tips to manage anxiety
The Washington Park Profile | March 27, 2020
Just Breathe: How to Manage Your Mental Health During a Global Crisis
5280 Magazine | March 26, 2020
If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, you can: