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Larimer County Sheriff Office

Grant funded Co-Responder Program meets high demands in its first year

By pairing SummitStone Health Partners Co-responder, Lesley Craig, and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, this has helped improve outcomes and save lives of those with mental health and substance use issues. “Long-term solutions are one of the co-responder’s goals. The program aims to help give citizens in crisis an access point to assessment and treatment, […]

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Co-Responder Jesse Boyd

SummitStone Co-Responder program continues to grow, gain recognition

SummitStone is proud to announce that Jesse Boyd, our Co-Responder with the Loveland Police Department, was recognized as the Professional Staff Employee of the Year at the Police Department’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Feb. 22. Chief Robert Ticer commended Jesse’s work ethic along with the overall effectiveness of the program, which focuses on including behavioral […]

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Thompson Valley EMS embeds Co-responder for behavioral health calls

SummitStone Health Partners has paired a behavioral health co-responder with the Loveland-based emergency medical service, marking one of the first non-law enforcement agencies to do so. The CARES program connects people with resources they may not have access to that help prevent further needs for service and can also refer patients to mental health programs. […]

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SummitStone Acudetox

SummitStone now offers ear acupuncture in Estes Park

April Malcolm is a Child and Family Program Manager with SummitStone Health Partners. She said the free clinic was an effort to inform the population about the benefits of AcuWellness. “We want to be able to serve all of our clients that come to SummitStone with the latest and most interesting and popular treatments,” she […]

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Larimer County mental-health tax wins big

We are excited the Larimer County Issue 1A passed with a 67 percent approval. “We’re going to save a lot of lives over the years to come, with this mental health initiative,” said Gil Barela, campaign manager for the pro-1A effort. “During the campaign, proponents of the initiative said that without a local treatment center, dealing […]

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Colorado election results 2018

“Voters across Colorado have cast their ballots for several key statewide and local offices including governor, Larimer County commissioner, congressional representative and more. Ballots were also cast on issues including school funding, a new mental health center, funding for Interstate 25, among others.” – Coloradoan For more information on all the updates for governor race, Larimer […]

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Suicide in Larimer County

Suicide in Larimer County

More Coloradans are killing themselves in the prime of their lives. What is Larimer County doing about it? “Nearly 1 in 3 people who died by suicide in Larimer County over the past 5½ years were between the ages of 45 and 64. Across the country, 232,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64 […]

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Larimer coalition plans to ask for sales tax for mental health

“A coalition of mental health experts within Larimer County are working together to expand treatment options to all corners of the county and expect to ask voters for a sales tax to help pay for this behavioral health initiative. Laurie Stolen, the county’s behavioral health project director, mentioned the possible ballot issue Tuesday as the […]

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