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Combating the fentanyl crisis

New Colorado law gives Larimer County law enforcement tool to combat fentanyl crisis Several organizations in Northern Colorado focused on addiction and substance abuse treatment are bolstering their efforts to make treatment more readily available and expand harm reduction techniques. SummitStone Health Partners is working to make access to medically assisted treatment for substance use […]

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Adolescent Substance Use Disorder - Addiction

New Youth Crisis Response Team Co-responder program

School district invites mental health co-responders to assist school resource officers While nearly every district has school resource officers, very few have mental health clinicians working with them. Thompson School District (TSD) has paired social workers with sheriff’s deputies to respond to mental health emergencies inside schools. We’ve seen similar co-responder programs have success outside […]

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SummitStone Health Partners paves way for diverse healthcare avenues with new physician assistant program partnership

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – On June 6, Kara Caruthers, the Physician Assistant Sciences Associate Program Director for Meharry Medical College, met with SummitStone Health Partners staff and toured several SummitStone facilities including Larimer County’s voter-funded new Longview Behavioral Health campus currently under construction at Trilby Road and Taft Hill Road in southwest Fort Collins. The […]

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Colorado Spirit program to end in March

Larimer County’s Colorado Spirit program draws to a close March 21 FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado Spirit initiative, in partnership with SummitStone Health Partners, will conclude the free COVID-19 emotional support program in Larimer County effective March 21. The Colorado Spirit Program was overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) […]

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Priorities and Mindfulness

Priorities and Mindfulness

Priorities and Mindfulness Can Help Us Thrive During the Holiday Season “As we enter another holiday season, it is not uncommon to feel a mix of joy and dread. Along with the usual stresses that tend to come with the holidays, we are still navigating the ever-changing dos and don’ts of COVID. So, with all […]

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New Early Childhood Council mental health team

The  Early Childhood Council is working to improve the mental and behavioral health outcomes of young children and their caregivers. They continue to expand their focus on infant and early childhood mental health with the addition of the state-funded Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation team. Research has shown that implementing social-emotional programming, including Early Childhood […]

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SummitStone Facts 2020

SummitStone Facts 2020

SummitStone Facts for 2020 Did you know that SummitStone Health Partners provided more than 150,000 behavioral healthcare services to our community in 2020? Check out this short video to see the many ways SummitStone helps our neighbors every day. Remember, if you or a loved one are in crisis, we are always here for you. […]

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Panel discussion focuses on mental health during COVID

This panel discussion provides perspectives about the mental health and substance use issues in Larimer County resulting from COVID-19 and other 2020 stressors. Learn how families have been impacted, the role of disparities, and how providers have transformed their ways of working. Speakers include Marybeth Rigali-Oiler, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, CAYAC Program, Health District of Northern […]

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Garcia House recycled cans fundraiser

Local mom creates aluminum can fundraiser for Garcia House

Raising funds for Garcia House through The Aluminum Alchemist Mitchell has been the organizer, operator and founder of The Aluminum Alchemist, to help fund addiction recovery services. “Mitchell, whose son has struggled with addiction, was inspired to start The Aluminum Alchemist because of what she saw as a shortage of appropriate programs and rehabilitation centers […]

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