DENVER (CBS4) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration gave the Colorado State Department of Human Services $2 million. The money will help support mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, also known as CARES Act.
- Substance Use and Mental Health Support through the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/article/covid-19-behavioral-health-info
- Colorado Crisis Services Hotline (1-844-493-TALK): If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs 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. Chat services are also available from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. daily at coloradocrisisservices.org. The crisis hotline is free to call, confidential, and available 24/7
- The toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.
- Text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, which provides 24/7 support with a trained crisis counselor.
- Veterans can call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) to reach responders at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They also provide confidential online chats and text support at 838255.