Healing Our Youth: Get Educated!
“Healing Our Youth: Get Educated!” is a 90-minute panel presentation which educates adults who live and work with young people about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, the biology of the brain which gives rise to mental disorders, the dangers of substance abuse, and how to obtain help for a young person who may be suffering with a mental disorder. The presentation is a collaborative effort of several health-related organizations in the South Metro Denver Area, including NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties. For more information on bringing “Healing Out Youth: Get Educated!” to your organization, please visit healingouryouth.org
Youth Mental Health Resources for Young Adults
Juvenile Assessment Center, jac18.org “The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) provides a coordinated site which contributes to the safety of youth, families, and the community through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties in Colorado.”
844-493-TALK (8255) Colorado Crisis and Support Line – A free and confidential service for the state of Colorado. Includes a crisis line if you need immediate help, a “warm” line if you just need to talk, an extensive resource list if you need referrals for local assistance. Available 24/7/365.
Text 38255 – to speak to a crisis counselor at the Colorado Crisis & Support Line via text message.
OK2Talk.org is an online community that provides a voice for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems. The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Available in Spanish.
For a comprehensive list of available resources, please visit www.namiadco.org or phone us at 303-991-7688 All calls will be returned within 24 hours.