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Trauma Resources

Community Trauma Support – Support for those who have been impacted by tragic events in their communities.

Local Organizations

Mental Health Colorado – MHC provides leadership to address the full range of mental health issues in Colorado. The association is a catalyst for improving diagnosis, care and treatment for people of all ages with mental health problems.

Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council – CBHC is a membership organization that represents Colorado’s behavioral healthcare providers offering skilled therapeutic and community resources to meet the mental health needs of all Colorado residents. The site offers news, advocacy information, and legislative updates.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Suicide Information and Prevention Site – Suicide and prevention site offers phone numbers for both suicide prevention lifeline and the Colorado Crisis and Support Line, which connects you to skilled, trained counselor in your area 24/7.

Families First of Colorado – Families First provides services which strengthen families and protect children from the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Their vision is a community that welcomes the responsibility to nurture children and strengthen families.

Juvenile Assessment Center – The18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free assessment services for at-risk youth in need of intervention. This community-based program focuses on intervention, comprehensive assessments, and improving access to appropriate services. JAC provides positive alternatives to youth and their families.

National Associations

American Psychiatric Association – Clinical resources, publications, news and advocacy, and relevant information on mental illness are available from this national association.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, has become the nation’s voice on mental illness through advocacy, research, support, and education.

Mental Health America – National Mental Health Association is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses through reliable advocacy, education, research, and services. A wide variety of helpful information is provided.

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed – Expert information for professionals, educators, policy makers, and families concerning mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. – Offers basic information about mental health, suicide hotlines, and information on ways to access help.

Other Resources

Current Mental Health News – Use this resource to learn more about mental health conditions and news.

What a Difference a Friend Makes – Exceptional resource focused on helping young adults support friends who have mental illness. Offers various professionally produced educational and media materials aimed at education and reducing stigma. Some materials are available in Spanish. It’s a good resource for professionals, too.

Zero to Three – Excellent, wide-ranging information concerning children 0-3 years old. It’s for parents and professionals.

Medline Plus: Mental Health – Medline Plus provides reliable information on a wide variety of health issues. The mental health section offers many resources, including some in Spanish. Medline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Injury, victimization, witnessing crime, invasive medical procedures, natural disasters and more can cause children to suffer the effects of trauma. This organization offers quality information about trauma, its effects on children and what to do about it. Information for parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals.

UCLA’s School Mental Health Project – A great resource of information related to promoting mental health in public schools.


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