Crisis Counseling Program

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Everyone has been impacted by COVID-19. We're here to support you.

The Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling and Training Program (CCP) is designed to support individuals and communities impacted by the challenges of COVID-19. The program aims to promote recovery, resilience, and empowerment while strengthening existing community support systems by helping with the emotional needs of survivors and those affected by the pandemic. 

 

What We Can Help With

Our trained crisis counselors are there to listen and provide emotional support around the feelings that life during the pandemic may bring up, such as worry, sadness, hopelessness, or anger.

  • Understanding, managing, and reducing stress.
  • Developing coping strategies.
  • Connection to community resources and other relief services.
  • Providing education and information to address the unique challenges of COVID-19.
  • Assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND ANONYMOUS

 

Who We Support and How

COVID-19 has impacted everyone. Whether you or a family member tested positive for COVID-19, you lost your job, or just lost your favorite place to eat, we are here for you. This program is meant to serve and support everyone. 

This does not cover all of our communities, but here are some of examples of who we can help and how:

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations.
  • Families.
  • Children.
  • Seniors.
  • Physically distanced in-person. counseling.
  • Over the Phone.
  • Virtual Meetings.
  • Virtual Town Halls and Weekly Well-Being Series.

 

Core Values of the CCP

  • Strength Based—The CCP wants to empower you to help support the COVID-19 recovery.
  • Anonymous—Crisis counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose people; no records or case files are kept.
  • Outreach Oriented—The CCP is actively working in the community to bring services to those affected. 
  • Conducted in Non-Clinical Settings—Not everyone can meet in person during the pandemic. Crisis counselors are available by phone, email, and virtually. 
  • Designed to Strengthen Existing Community Support Systems—The CCP works to build up existing community systems with education, training, and resources.

 

Colorado CCP Providers

The Colorado Spirit CCP has 18 mental health and other community service providers with local CCP teams around the state. Providers will support geographic areas of Colorado and groups of people that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

The CCP also includes the Healthcare Worker and Educator Support Line through the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which provides text and call support and is open to any healthcare providers, hospital employees, public health workers, medical support staff, teachers, and educators. Support line is 303-724-2500.

The list of providers and contact information is below.

 

Providers Joining in November

  • CDPHE Eastern Plains - Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Morgan, Washington, Yuma, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Baca

Other Crisis Resources

These crisis helplines are also available statewide to connect Coloradans with disaster and mental health support.

  • Call 1-844-493-8255

  • Text “TALK” to 38255

  • Support for other languages are available for calls, not for texting

  • Call 2-1-1 or (866) 760-6489    

  • Text your ZIP CODE to 898-211

  • Visit 211colorado.org and search Mental Health

  • Call 1-800-985-5990 

  • Text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 

  • TTY for Deaf / Hard of Hearing: 1-800-846-8517 

  • Spanish-speakers: Text “Hablanos” to 66746

  • Call or Text 1-800-273-8255

  • Options for Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889 or Chat with Lifeline

  • En Español - Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454