Other Resources

For adults with mental illnesses

  • "Soft Voices" Drop in Center, Longmont
    Soft Voices Drop-In Center in Longmont is the only drop-in center in Boulder County for people with mental health issues. The focus is on recovery through art (painting, drawing, music, poetry, etc.) & social interaction that fosters community, friendship & lowers stigma. Open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday thru Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the website www.softvoices.org or Facebook Soft Voices Drop-In Center. Call 303-776-0410 for more information.

  • Chinook Clubhouse
    A program dedicated to enhancing the recovery of men and women with mental illnesses. It provides opportunities for members to live, work, learn, and socialize while contributing their talents in a community of mutual support. Call 303-440-4842 for information or visit http://www.chinookclubhouse.org

For families of people with mental illness

  • The Recover Trust Forum
    Click the link below to view a short presentation on The Recovery Trust Forum for Families of People with Serious Mental Illness
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    If you are unable to view this PowerPoint file, feel free to visit The Recover Trust website at http://www.recoverytrust.org/familyforum.html

For families of children and adolescents with mental illnesses

  • Learn about/participate in the Colorado Family Project (research being conducted in a three-site study, including CU): View the details about the most recent study and learn how to enroll. Visit coloradobipolar.com to learn more.

  • NAMI Beginnings, a free newsletter focusing on children and adolescents. Send an email request to Brenda@nami.org or visit http://www.nami.org.

  • Empower Colorado is a nonprofit organization created by parents and families to provide support, education and advocacy for parents and families of children with mental health issues (brain disorders). Visit http://www.empowercolorado.org or call 1-866-213-4631.

  • Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is dedicated to promoting mental health for all children, youth and families. Visit http://www.coloradofederation.org or call 303-572-0302.

  • Parent-to-Parent of Colorado connects families of sons and daughter with disabilities or specials healthcare needs in communities across Colorado. Visit http://www.p2p-co.org or call 1-877-472-7201. (English and Spanish)

Miscellaneous

  • Mental Health PARTNERS (MHP)
    Mental Health Partners has a 24/7/365 Walk-In Crisis Center at 1000 Alpine Ave., Boulder, for immediate assistance with a mental health crisis. Individuals using the crisis center do not need to be area residents or clients--anyone may use this center. Mental Health Partners also has outpatient offices for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and families.
    WEBSITE www.mhpcolorado.org/HOME.aspx.

  • The Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    Contact Dr. Alisha Brosse, Project Coordinator, 303-492-5680 or abrosse@psych.colorado.edu.

  • ADAPT Program - ADAPT is a place for young people worried about recent changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings.
    Eligible participants are ages 12 to 21 and have experienced one or more of the following symptoms:
    -Unusual thoughts
    -Suspiciousness or paranoia
    -A sense of having special powers or unrealistic plans for the future
    -Unusual experiences with seeing or hearing things that are not there.
    All assessments are provided at no cost. An initial screening will compensate participants $25.00 for a 2-hour interview, and $10.00 for a 30-minute interview with a family member/significant other (over 18). Then, if ADAPT is found to be a good fit for you, you will be invited to participate in a compensated 2-year longitudinal study. Professional recommendations and referrals for treatment will be provided. For more information please call 303.492.4616 or visit our website: www.adaptprogram.com . If you are younger than 18, please have your parent/guardian call.

  • HOPE Coalition of Boulder County - A grassroots organization dedicated to supporting depression awareness and suicide prevention. Meeting times and downloadable educational resources available on group's Web site. To request presentations to your school or group or for further information, email: info@HOPECoalitionBoulder.org, Web site: www.HOPECoalitionBoulder.org

  • Metro Crisis Services - Metro Crisis Services 24 hour Crisis Line: 888-885-1222. Metro Crisis Services is designed to help citizens of seven County Denver Metro areas when people are having a psychological or emotional crisis. Mental health professionals, who have at least a master's degree and a professional license or certification, staff the crisis line.

  • Article on Colorado's Gravely Disabled Statute

  • Brochure: Mental Health Parity - A Consumer's Guide to Colorado Law, 2008

  • Advocates Forum Directory Listing of advocate resources

  • Ombudsman Contact Information
    Medicaid managed care problems, including mental health. 303-830-3560 or toll free 1-877-435-7123.
    Mental Health Advocacy (not limited to Medicaid). 303-813-1173 or toll free 1-877-317-9900.

  • Guardianships, Conservatorships and Special Needs Trusts

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