Are you or someone you love in immediate need of help?

Below is a guide to help you understand what options you can take in extreme risk, moderate risk, or low risk situations.






If someone is:

  • bleeding,

  • has ingested something toxic,

  • has a weapon

  • is currently in the process of self harming or harming others,

  • causing property damage

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE SCENARIOS ARE considered imminent risk and you should call 911 immediately.






if someone is:

  • Experiencing any kind of suicidal thoughts
  • Experiencing emotional disturbances or distress
  • If you are simply concerned about a loved one and want support on what to do or how to help
  • This line is staffed 24/7 with licensed mental health clinicians and peers. If the situation escalates while on the phone with Colorado Crisis Services, they will contact local dispatch and support you or your loved one by initiating a welfare check.





Ask the person if they are in danger of hurting themselves or others. If they are, refer to MODERATE RISK. 

If they answer no, but the person is struggling, have them contact our non-crisis PEER NAVIGATION SERVICES: Call 970.485.6271 option 2 or Text 970.989.9634.   

Or you can refer directly to Building Hope for simple referral services, mental health navigation for those with higher needs, or directly to a therapist (contact info below).

Also, click below for a great navigation resource:



Taking the first step to admit you or a loved one is struggling and asking for help takes enormous courage. Concerns about treatment, cost, stigma, and a general sense of overwhelm can often keep us from asking for the help we need. When we are struggling, even making a phone call can feel daunting. Scroll below to understand which resources are appropraite for your situation.

Here's where to start:

Building Hope offers simple referral and therapist connection services: please call Ravi at 970-389-1151 for getting connected to the care you need.

FIRC offers Community Mental Health Navigation (CMHN) Services for those needing additional support beyond a simple referral. Our navigators may be reached at 970-262-3888.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on our CMHN program and how to receive services. 

*Neither of these services are meant for crisis response*





MODERATE RISK - DIAL 844-493-8255 (Colorado Crisis Services)

LOW RISK and Other Numbers:

  • Building Hope : 970-389-1151
  • Mental Health Navigation: 970-262-3888
  • Summit Community Care Clinic : 970-668-4040
  • Advocates for Victims of Assault : 970-668-3906
  • Mind Springs Health : 970-668-3478
  • Dispatch : 970-668-8600 


Mental health is an important part of our medical health. Taking a mental health screening is the quickest way to help you assess whether you or someone you love should connect with a mental health professional. We call it a check-up from the neck-up. Screenings are always confidential and anonymous. Immediately following the screening you will be provided with the results of your screening and local resources you can connect with to support you moving forward.



"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."

- Martin Luther King Jr.



"No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible"

- George Chakiris


"I have always believed that hope is the stubborn thing inside of us that insists that despite all evidence to the contrary, something better awaits us"

- Barack Obama


" Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."

- Emily Dickinson

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen, there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be given wings to fly."

- Patrick Overton


"The biggest lie to buy into is to think that you’re alone... You’re not. Hope is always closer than you know. You’re more loved than you feel. And you’re stronger than you realize."

- Bethany Morris


"Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of "you’re not alone".

- Unknown



"Small acts, when multiplied by millons of people, can transform the world."

- Howard Zinn



"Ah, kindness, what a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world."

- Anonymous

"I realized that there are a lot of other people out there who can relate to what I’ve been though. So I’ve become more comfortable with sharing some of my story and letting people know that I have been through hardship too."

- Emily Steingart (Faces of Hope)


"I struggle, but I continue to choose the high road. When I share I feel a little bit lighter because I’m being honest with myself."

- Emily Steingart (Faces of Hope)

"Life is fragile and I now know it is also unpredictable. Glenn’s death has underscored a core belief of mine that we are able to overcome most all of what life throws in our paths by acknowledging it, accepting it, feeling it and knowing that we will, with time, feel the warmth of the sun and another beautiful day."

- Marsha Cooper (Faces of Hope)

"I think the point of ‘normalizing’ it (mental health) is that many many others feel that shadow so we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it. It doesn’t mean that myself or anyone else suffering has done something wrong. It just is."

- Sam Higby (Faces of Hope)


"Nothing missed and no regrets. Live on in peace, health and happiness. Look for meaning where you can and cherish the mystery when you can’t."

- Same Higby (Faces of Hope)

"I have come to terms with the diagnosis and don’t let it affect my self-worth. Its not any different than any other illness that can cause a chemical imbalance such as high blood pressure or diabetes. When it’s our brain, it's just a little harder to understand."

- Marilyn Hogan (Faces of Hope)

"You might feel that nobody can understand what you’re going through, and I believe you are right. Nobody else can really understand what you’re thinking or why you’re feeling a certain way. But I think its important to know that you are loved."

- Marilyn Hogan (Faces of Hope)


"There is help out there – you just need to ask for help first and truly seek and accept the help that is offered, even if you don’t really understand how you are going to get better. But have the faith that you will."

- Marilyn Hogan (Faces of Hope)


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