Finding Help

Outpatient Services

AllHealth Network:  303-730-3303

If you or someone you care about is struggling, we are here to help.
AllHealth Network is a not-for-profit provider of mental health, behavioral health and substance use treatment.

Denver Springs:  720-643-4300

Denver Springs is a behavioral health hospital designed to provide intensive, highly-structured treatment for adolescents (ages 12-17), adults (18+), and active military and veterans with psychiatric, addictive, and co-occurring disorders. Our inpatient services include psychiatric hospitalization and medical detox. For outpatient services, we provide Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) 5 days per week and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 3 days a week. Denver Springs is available 24/7 to meet with you to complete a no cost level of care assessment. Please call to schedule your assessment today. 

Highlands Behavioral Health:  720-348-2899

Highlands Behavioral Health System is an 86-bed freestanding behavioral health hospital offering psychiatric care for adults and adolescents ages 11 and older.  Adult treatment options include acute stabilization, partial hospitalization and an intensive outpatient program. Adolescent treatment options include acute stabilization, partial hospitalization and an intensive outpatient program.

Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC):  720-874-3381

Provide no cost risk and need assessment services coupled with mental health and substance abuse screening to youth residing in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties.

Second Wind Fund, Inc.:  303-988-2645

Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need.

We match children and youth at risk for suicide with licensed therapists in their communities. If a financial or social barrier to treatment is present, we pay for up to 12 sessions of therapy from one of our specialized network providers. Our unique program helps referred youth discover hope and healing in their lives.

Online Search

HelpPRO:  Tool to find mental health service providers with expertise in suicide risk.

Psychology Today:  Tool to find mental health service providers.

Advocacy, Awareness, Education

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Colorado Chapter

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

Douglas County Youth Initiative

The Youth Initiative is a method of coordinating local youth-serving efforts and assessing the needs of the youngest residents by envisioning a community in which youth are involved, valued, productive, protected and healthy.

Contact Marsha Alston – Youth Services Program Manager 303-688-4825 x5327  or malston@douglas.co.us

Click Here for the Youth and Family Resource Guide

Click Here for the WrapAround Program

NAMI Colorado (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  303-321-3104

The mission of NAMI Colorado is to build communities of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals affected by mental illness and their families.

NAMI Arapahoe Douglas (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  303- 991-7688

At NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties, we offer a variety of mental health classes to assist family members in learning how to better help and support their loved ones dealing with mental illness.

We offer several mental health support groups for adults living with mental illness and their family members.

Grief and Survivor Support

Heartlight Center

A non-profit gathering place open to all in our community, HeartLight Center seeks to provide education about, and support through, the grief process. Offered in group sessions, our work provides participants with the community and insight to gain the strength and peace they need to effectively move forward with their lives.

HeartLight Center provides affordable education programs for professional and volunteer caregivers in our community who are working with those who are grieving.

Heartbeat Survivors After Suicide

We are a peer support group offering empathy, encouragement, and direction following the suicide of a loved one.

Judi’s House:  720-941-0331

Judi’s House is the only free-standing organization in the Metro Denver area devoted solely to providing research-based care to grieving children and their families.

Arapahoe and Douglas Schools

Arapahoe County School District:

Click here for Littleton Public Schools Mental Health Programs and Resources

Douglas County School District:

Click here for Prevention and School Culture

Emotional and social safety begins with prevention efforts embedded within a school culture that fosters connections to trusted adults through help, strength, and hope. When youth recognize their needs and practice social and emotional skills, they are more equipped to engage in their own prevention advocacy. When youth know how to seek the help needed, incidents of bullying, suicide, substance use and acts of school violence decrease. Team Universal Prevention (Team U.P.), our district’s Prevention and School Culture team partners with students, teachers, parents, administrators, counselors, school social workers, school psychologists and community organizations, on a universal level, to build our personal safety and universal prevention tool boxes.

Click here for School Resources and Support

The wellness of our students is central to their capacity to learn. DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture and Mental Health Intervention departments are dedicated to supporting our students while providing for their physical, social, and emotional needs

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado:

The mission of the SPCC is to reduce suicide and its impact for all Coloradans through advocacy, collaboration and education.

Working together. Working statewide. Working to make a difference.

Sources of Strength:  Youth -Program – School based

“A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.”

Yellow Ribbon Program:  Dedicated to preventing youth suicide – school based program. NOT A CRISIS LINE303-429-3530 

Other Services

Douglas County Human Services Offices:   303-688-4825 

Help & Hope:  Douglas/Elbert County Task Forces (help with food, rent, clothing, etc)  303-688-1114    |    

Parker Task Force:  303-841-3460

Salvation Army:  303-799-9662

United Way:  211

Colorado Legal Services:  303-837-1321

 

Updated August 2019 – please contact us if you find that a link is not working or any information needs to be corrected.

 

Referral and External Links Disclaimer: The Douglas Arapahoe Suicide Prevention Alliance (DASPA), Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and the Youth Education Safety in Schools (Y.E.S.S.) program are not allowed to make referrals to any one particular service provider over another. Users of this list take on full responsibility for use of providers they choose to utilize. Many external links have been provided on this document as a service and convenience to our community. These external sites are created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The DASPA, DCSO & Y.E.S.S. does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links to particular external sites is neither intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, products or services offered on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

The DASPA, DCSO & Y.E.S.S. are not responsible for the care or lack of care you receive from a provider. Please be a good consumer and get references when seeking counseling or help from organizations.