Get to Know Us

Get to Know Us

The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovative and effective community behavioral health care.

A Focus on Well-Being

Recovery & Resilience

We work to improve well-being in our community through a focus on recovery and resilience across the lifespan. 

Treatment Works

People can and do recover from mental illness. Everyone deserves access to treatment, prevention work and well-being.

Strengthening Community

Our work is part of what makes our community strong, and healthy families grow from a foundation of mental wellness.

Our Services Save Money

Our services save the community money and make Denver a better place to live.

Our Work

Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, outreach and crisis services to more than 60,000 children, families and adults annually.

Our Mission

Enriching Lives and Minds by Focusing on Strengths and Well-Being

This is our mission, and it’s founded on our philosophy that people can, and do, recover from mental illness and that treatment works.

Making a Difference

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We make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people every year.

Mental Health Literacy


We focus on inspiring people to become messengers of mental health literacy to the larger community.


Expanding Access


We work to make sure that people have access to effective and compassionate treatment so that they can live full lives and achieve their goals.

"We have an incredibly talented, committed executive management team which supports our mission-driven work every day."

Carl Clark, MD President & CEO

2018 Awards

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U.S. Green Building Council Logo

Winner: Top Workplace

Winner: Excellence in Behavioral Healthcare Management for Dahlia Campus

Winner: Mountain West Regional Leadership Awards in the Innovative Project, Health and Wellness in the Built Environment Category for Dahlia Campus

Finalist: 2018 World Changing Ideas in Urban Design for Dahlia Campus

Board of Directors

“I am committed to the Mental Health Center of Denver’s effective ability to address the behavioral health challenges of our community and striving to improve the well-being of all residents.”

Debra DeMuth, Board Chair

Our Partners

Our work is strengthened by collaboration and partnership with more than 100 organizations across the city, state and nation.

Community Crisis Connection is a network of six metro-area community mental health centers brought together to support the state wide Colorado Crisis ServicesAs a partner in the Community Crisis Connection, the Mental Health Center of Denver provides a 24 hour crisis walk in center and respite care. For more information on Community Crisis Connection, visit