Mental health heroes are here to help during stressful times.
May has been designated Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. This year it is even more important because it coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.
A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that 45% of adults in the United States feel that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the virus.
As the Community Behavioral Health Center serving Larimer County, SummitStone Health Partners is seeing increased demand for services addressing anxiety, depression, sobriety, isolation and other symptoms due to concerns related to COVID-19.
I want you to know that we are here for you. Working together with many community partners, we continue to provide services — in-person, through video conferencing, and telephone — to help everyone cope during this difficult time.
While many people have been experiencing intense disruption and uncertainty, SummitStone employees have been going above and beyond to meet community needs. Our staff are true mental health heroes.”
Please have a conversation about mental and emotional health with your family, friends and neighbors. Encourage them to reach out for help when needed. We are here for you.
SummitStone’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care, 1218 Riverside Ave. in Fort Collins, is open for walk-in service every day from 8 a.m. to midnight. Mobile Services can be dispatched 24/7/365 by calling (970) 494-4200. This is the same number anyone experiencing a crisis can call for help.
People can also text TALK to 38255, where a trained professional will provide immediate support and connect you to further resources.
A list of COVID-19 resources is also available on our website www.summitstonehealth.org/COVID-19.