Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. (MentalHealth.Gov, 2020)
Mental Health and Wellness
Positive mental health allows people to:
- Realize their full potential
- Cope with the stresses of life
- Work productively
- Make meaningful contributions to their communities
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
- Getting professional help if you need it
- Connecting with others
- Staying positive
- Getting physically active
- Helping others
- Getting enough sleep
- Developing coping skills
Colorado recently launched a program to offer three free mental health sessions to children. Anyone between 12 and 18 can go to the I Matter state website to take a short survey to assess their needs. If the results show they need help, the site will connect them to a provider for a 45-minute appointment in the next two weeks. One of the early questions asks if the young person is in crisis and directs those who answer yes to a crisis line for a more rapid response.
The program was created after a bill she sponsored passed with bipartisan support this spring. Lawmakers allocated $9 million to launch the effort in response to increasing student mental health needs.
Thompson Community Agencies and Providers
911 Emergency - Response to any situation that could be life-threatening including well-person check.
|The Colorado Spirit support line provides a safe, anonymous outlet for those who may be experiencing a number of emotions due to the effects of the pandemic. Trained counselors are here to talk to people of all ages who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, hopelessness, worry, or even cabin-fever at levels they never have before. People may not be at the crisis level but are feeling like they need someone to talk to and help them work through this extremely difficult time.||Colorado Spirit is funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with oversight by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and through close collaboration between SummitStone Health Partners and the Health District of Northern Larimer County.|
Creative Counseling Services
|The goal of Creative Counseling Services is to provide support, education, and treatment to individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health issues in an effort to enhance their personal lives, reduce recidivism rates and increase community safety.|
|Heart-Centered Counseling works with children and adults of all ages, including couples and families. We have a team of licensed professionals, including LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, and Licensed Psychologists, as well as Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who provide medication management.||
All major insurances, including Medicaid and, are able to offer an appointment within 7 days.
|Hope Counseling Services
Phone: (970) 222-8044
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.
|Foundations Counseling provides a proven, collaborative approach to counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor, Colorado. We offer caring, expert assistance in an environment built around personal respect and dignity. Throughout Northern Colorado, our experienced therapists rely on time-tested and proven techniques to help you find your way.||Foundations Counseling therapists are not contracted (preferred provider or in-network) with any insurance company. Out-of-network benefits vary from plan to plan. For details, contact your insurance carrier and ask about “out-of-network” benefits for “outpatient mental health services.” Upon request, we are happy to provide you with a statement for therapy that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.|
|Mission: To dismantle systems of oppression and co-create paths to liberation by providing full access to traditional and non-traditional forms of mental health and health equity support services.|
|Mountain Crest Behavioral Health
|Offers mental health assessments & treatment programs for ages 13 and up|
|Provides grief counseling and programs for those mourning the loss of a loved one.|
Ed Doyle, MA, LPC
Tele-Health Services Available
|Ed is skilled in motivational interviewing, conflict resolution, relapse prevention/addiction work, and has also been qualified as an Informed Supervisor. He utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a TF-CBT Supervisor, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and takes a Systems approach to intervention work with families and larger support systems.||Accepts most major insurances and private pay options available at 1/4 hourly rates.|
|Summit Stone Health Partners
Tele-Health Services Available
**24-hour walk-in crisis assistance and addictions services: 1217 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins Emergency assessment, treatment, and referral for those with suicidal thoughts or other mental health concerns.
|Crisis intervention and response, outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, residential treatment, group therapy, psychiatric care.|
|Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development
Tele-Health Services Available
|Specialization in adolescent substance abuse, mental health, and trauma. We are proud to be able to offer several therapeutic and crisis intervention services to our Larimer County clients.||Medicaid – Must be approved by BHO.
United Behavioral Health Network (includes American Medical Security, ECHO, Golden Rule, Harvard Pilgrim, Life Strategies, Medica, PacifiCare PLHIC, Pinnacol Assurance, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Rural Mutual, Sedgwick CMS, UMR, UnitedHealthCare, WE Energies)
Cigna Value Options
Great-West Health Plans
Mohawk Valley Physicians Health Plan
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover
|Mental Health Crisis & Suicide Prevention|
24-hour Colorado Mental Health Crisis
Colorado provides students and adults in CO an increased ability to both prevent violence and report concerning behaviors by making safe, ANONYMOUS reporting.
Mental Health Crisis Lines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 Hour Crisis Line: 988 (TALK) or 988 (TEXT)
Red Nacional de Prevncion del Suicido: 988
|*THIS IS TO BE USED AS A RESOURCE ONLY AND IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL POSSIBLE SERVICES. NONE OF THESE SERVICES CAN GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF ANY PERSON. THOMPSON SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT ASSUME FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUTSIDE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, SERVICES, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCORRECT INFORMATION.|