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SummitStone Health Partners children with anxiety depression

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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Garcia House Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility

‘It will take all of us.’ Mental health services expand ahead of Larimer County effort

Mental health services expand ahead of Larimer County effort Garcia House, open since January, is intended to serve “really high-need individuals who have substance abuse and mental health” issues, said Cali Thole, SummitStone’s director of forensic services. Under its operating license it can’t provide services for someone with a mental health disorder alone. There needs to be […]

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SummitStone Health Partners children with anxiety depression

Children and teens can experience depression and anxiety

Children and teens aren’t exempt to depression and/or anxiety, either. Nearly 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by the age of 14, according to NAMI. Determining if your child or teen may have depression and/or anxiety can be difficult to differentiate from typical brain development and hormones. Depression and/or anxiety in children can affect […]

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Colorado Spirit Program’s Support is only a Phone Call Away

Colorado Spirit has a warm-line that is free to call and available 24/7 every day of the year. Colorado Spirit counselors are trained staff who understand what you are going through and can help talk you through your challenging time. They are a combination of mental health paraprofessionals and professionals who support community members in […]

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Nocostyle magazine article on covid-19 and substance abuse

Substance use disorder on the rise during COVID-19

Substance use disorder is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic, we were in an opioid crisis, and now we add all that uncertainty in our lives to it,” says Cassie Damato at SummitStone Health Partners. She also states that all the factors that contribute to increases in drug and alcohol […]

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SummitStone Adds More Free Pandemic Services to the Colorado Spirit Program

“SummitStone Health Partners manages the local response team Colorado Spirit to offer free support to residents within Larimer County who are facing mental and emotional challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Colorado Spirit support line provides a safe, anonymous outlet for those who may be experiencing a number of emotions due to the […]

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Mental Health Mind Matters exhibit at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit opens conversations

New exhibit at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery opens conversations around mental health disorders “A new exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is shedding some much-needed light on mental illness, treatment options and the effects it has on individuals, families and our community. The “Mental Health: Mind Matters” exhibit opened in early October, offering […]

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