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Innovations

The Mental Health Center of Denver is proud to be an innovator in the field of mental health and well-being.

Resources

Access Center

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Denver for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact our Access Center by calling (303) 504-7900.

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Need Help Now? 

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255.

Visit a Walk-In Center
Colorado Crisis Services operates 5 walk-in crisis centers across metro Denver. These centers are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Click here for more information.

MyStrength

Take charge of your mental health and Well-Being from the comfort of your home with MyStrenth. This engaging and useful online tool is free!

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Mental Health Center of Denver knows that overall wellness is important to you, that is why we are excited to introduce the myStrength.com program. Where traditional health clubs focus primarily on your body, myStrength.com allows you to provide the same focus on your mental health & spiritual well-being. 

It's easy to get started. 

  1. Visit www.myStrength.com. On the home page, click on 'Sign-Up'
  2. You will be asked for a 'Payer Code.' Please enter the following Payer Code: Thrive
  3. Continue on to complete the personal profile and/or a brief Wellness Assessment.
Mental Health First Aid

We offer Mental Health First Aid classes for adults, adults assisting youth and special classes delivered in Spanish and American Sign Language.  This training provides crucial information to help someone in need. 

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The Class

Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn More

Certified Instructors

This course is delivered by certified Mental Health First Aid instructors who have completed five days of training and met other certification requirements.

Classes Are Open

Mental Health First Aid classes are open to anyone. Click here for a list of openings offered by Mental Health Center of Denver.

Reach Out

Let us know if you would like to request an interpreter or have a group and would like to schedule a private class. Click here to get in contact with us.

Colorado Crisis Services

If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255.

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GREATER MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS FOR COLORADO

We are Colorado’s first statewide resource for mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. We formed as a part of the initiative set forth by Gov. John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services, to strengthen Colorado’s mental health system. Our purpose is to provide greater access to mental health services, ensuring Coloradans get the right services in the right locations at the right time. 

CRISIS LINE:

1-844-493-TALK (8255) is a 24/7/365 support line for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional, who will provide immediate support and connections to further resources. 

WALK-IN CRISIS SERVICES/ STABILIZATION UNITS:

Our walk-in crisis services are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. If you need in-person assistance, or are helping others with a crisis, you can always visit a walk-in crisis services location near you. Some locations provide crisis beds for 1-5 days, for either voluntary or involuntary treatment. View the map to find the locations nearest you.

Culture

Trauma Informed Care

Building on the key elements of trauma informed service delivery: trustworthiness, safety, choice, collaboration and empowerment, we provide services that are welcoming and create an environment of healing.

In treatment we use the Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model (TREM), which is a group-based program designed to promote recovery from trauma.

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Diversity & Inclusiveness

The Mental Health Center of Denver understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture and direction. We strongly believe that these multiple perspectives foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence and we proudly hold diversity and inclusiveness as an integral part of our mission and goals.

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A Word From Our Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness

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Every interaction is a cultural interaction and resilience, recovery, and well-being are deeply cultural concepts. So, it is vitally important that Mental Health Center of Denver understands and honors the role that culture plays in people’s lives. 

Using evidence-based practices, our Diversity & Inclusiveness approach helps us to leverage cultural proficiency in order to create a place where people are seen and can proudly see themselves—as consumers, as staff, and as community members.

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Leslye Steptoe, PhD
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusiveness
Mental Health Center of Denver

Wellness Culture

The Mental Health Center of Denver has been named a Top Work Place by the Denver Post four years in a row! We believe that people are resilient - they can and do recover from mental illness. At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we hire people dedicated to working toward that goal.

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We believe everyone wants to be great. At Mental Health Center of Denver, new employees take Gallup's Strengths Finder 2.0 to identify their top 5 strengths.

We focus on the strengths of our employees, consumers and community partners.

"This is the best job I could ever have. I get to help people and tend to their needs." -Gwen, Greeter

Click here to read other staff perspectives.

El Centro de las Familias

El Centro de las Familias is a multi-cultural clinic providing Spanish-language and bilingual outpatient mental health care to Denver’s Latino/Hispanic community. Lea en Español

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Our Philosophy

We engage with our clients (ages 5+) to use the strengths of their culture, values, and existing resources for optimum recovery.

Services We Offer

Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, social workers, case managers, nurses and psychiatrists provide integrated, recovery-focused services where culture is understood and respected.

Services include:

Partnerships

Co-Responder Program

The Mental Health Center of Denver is proud of our partnership with the Denver Police Department. We send trained clinicians with Denver Police Officers to respond to people in mental health crisis. 

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Mental Health Court

The Mental Health Court Program is specifically designed to help individuals with mental illness involved in the criminal justice system, many of whom have not previously had the opportunity or the inclination to engage in mental health treatment.

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Reducing Time In Jail

Individuals facing jail time for city ordinance violations and also challenged by mental illness find it very difficult to navigate the system, and repeatedly spend an inordinate amount of time in jail.

Often this is because of an inability to show up for scheduled court hearings and the subsequent charges. The Behavioral Health Court is designed to reduce this “revolving door effect” by achieving a seamless transition from court and jail into intensive mental health treatment and essential services that support a successful life in the community.

 

Working with Faith Leaders

We are excited to offer a variety of upcoming workshops for faith leaders and others interested in promoting mental health in a spiritual context.

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Our faith and spiritual wellness program allow for a deeper connection with our communities of faith across Denver. We provide trainings for faith leaders, collaborate on best-practices, offer dialogue, raise awareness and provide support to faith leaders.

Workshops

We are excited to offer a variety of workshops for clergy and others interested in promoting mental health in a spiritual context. All workshops are free of charge. Click here to sign up.

Integrated Care

Our integrated care team works to improve holistic patient care by integrating behavioral health professionals into primary care clinics across Denver. This work seeks to improve access to prevention and intervention strategies right in the primary care setting. 

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Benefits of Integrated Care in a clinic setting:

  • Less stigma of receiving mental health services
  • Ease of access for prevention and intervention
  • Improves holistic patient care

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions or to learn more about Integrated Care at the Mental Health Center of Denver.

Phone: (303) 300-6286

Services

Access Center

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Denver for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact our Access Center by calling (303) 504-7900.

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Need Help Now? 

Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional or text TALK to 38255.

Visit a Walk-In Center
Colorado Crisis Services operates 5 walk-in crisis centers across metro Denver. These centers are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Click here for more information.

Child & Family Services

Mental Health Center of Denver’s trained and experienced staff provides responsive, effective, and individualized community-based care for children up to 18 and their families.

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Nurturing Hope, Healing and Resilience

Mental Health Center of Denver’s excellent staff provides responsive, effective, and individualized community-based care for children up to 18 and their families.

Child & Family Services supports children and their families by supporting their overall health and well-being. We offer free classes that support healthy living, and opportunities to learn how to raise happy & healthy children as they grow. We also have specific supports for parents raising foster children and grandparents raising grandchildren.

To Access Our Services, Call Us (303) 504-7900

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Denver for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact our Access Center by calling (303) 504-7900.

Send Us an Email: AccessCenter@mhcd.org

Teens & Young Adults

Our programs for teens and young adults are specially designed to address the needs of adolescents in their transition to adulthood.

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Emerson St. for Teens & Young Adults

Emerson St. provides a supportive community for teens and young adults, ages 14 – 26, seeking connection and belonging. This inclusive, welcoming place offers a variety of activities and services that support young people in enhancing their mental health and overall well-being.

To Access Our Services, Call Us (303) 504-7900

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Denver for yourself, your child or a loved one, contact our Access Center by calling (303) 504-7900.

Send Us an Email: AccessCenter@mhcd.org

Adult Recovery Services

At the Mental Health Center of Denver, we believe that recovery and well-being are possible for everyone. Each person comes to us with a unique set of treatment needs, goals, and challenges, and our Adult Recovery Services are committed to providing our consumers with the right treatment at the right time.

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Where Do I Start To Find Help?

If you are having an emergency and need immediate assistance, call 911.

To schedule a first time appointment at Mental Health Center of Denver for yourself, your child or a loved one, please contact our Access Center by calling 303-504-7900.

If you need someone to talk to and don't know where to start, call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255).

To be seen immediately, visit a Colorado Crisis Services Walk-In Center. Colorado Crisis Services operates 5 walk-in crisis centers across Denver. These centers are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. Click here for more information.

The National Center of Excellence

Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being provides a place for community members to connect with their neighbors, learn new skills and find supports they need to increase their health and well-being.

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A Welcoming Space for Health, Hope, and Well-Being

The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being is the result of a strong partnership between the Mental Health Center of Denver and the Northeast Park Hill community, understanding that those in the community are the ones who know best how to improve their health and well-being.

Volunteer With Us!

Fill out the volunteer application by clicking below and we will get back to you shortly with ways for you to get involved at Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being! Click here to volunteer at Dahlia Campus.

 

Sanderson Apartments

As part of our commitment to the community and to inclusiveness for all, we’re building Sanderson Apartments, featuring permanent supportive apartment homes opening in 2017 on a vacant lot at the corner of S. Federal Blvd & W. Iowa Ave. 

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Independent Living, Treatment to Transform Lives

The Sanderson Apartment’s 60-unit, one-bedroom, furnished apartments with on-site amenities, allow residents to live independently while getting the treatment they need to better and transform their lives. The apartments will open in 2017.

Click here to see the Sanderson Apartments Fact Sheet.

Emerson St. for Teens & Young Adults

Emerson St. provides a supportive community for teens and young adults, ages 14 – 26, seeking connection and belonging. This inclusive, welcoming place offers a variety of activities and services that support young people in enhancing their mental health and overall well-being.

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New to Emerson St.? No Appointment Necessary!

Do you want to learn more about Emerson St.? Are you interested in therapy or wellness workshops? We are excited to offer Pop-In Hours from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for you to come check us out! At Pop-In Hours, you can:

  • Meet with a therapist between 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Get a tour and general information between 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Attend a pop-in workshop (creative writing, art, drum circle, etc.) between 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Join Us by Dropping In

Come join us for workshops that support your well-being. Most of our workshops are free and open to the public. We offer a diverse array of wellness classes and sober activities.

Sign Up for Therapy

Do you want to talk to someone about your goals? Where you find meaning and purpose in life? What your well-being looks like? We offer therapeutic services for young people.

A Focus on Early Childhood

We believe childhood mental health is critical to lifelong well-being, and offer a variety of services to support infants and pre-school age children.

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Early Childhood Specialist Services

Our early childhood specialist provides consultation services to childcare centers when providers have concerns about particular children expressing challenging behaviors (ages birth to eight).

We work collaboratively with center directors, staff, parents, and children to offer helpful behavior management strategies and referrals.

We also provide child and family therapy services to uninsured children ages birth to eight. Contact Us Here.

Play Project

Funded by the Colorado Health Foundation, the Play Project places early childhood mental health consultants in metro Denver early learning centers to help early child care professionals and parents support healthy social and emotional development in children ages birth to eight. Contact Us Here.

Right Start for Infant Mental Health

Right Start is a mental health program for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 years. We provide help when there are concerns about a child’s emotions, behavior or development, or when parenting becomes difficult. Learn More Here.