Tag: mental health

Larimer County Sheriff Office

Grant for Co-responders for Law Enforcement

We are excited for the additional behavioral health specialists who will be helping law enforcement officers on crisis calls in Larimer County.  The $397,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services will allow specialists to respond to calls in which a mental or behavioral health issue is involved in hopes of helping funnel people to the resources […]

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Strategies for Dealing with Loss While in Recovery

When you are in recovery and working hard each day to move your life in a more positive direction, the death of a loved one can be devastating. However, by following some proven strategies from your Fort Collins substance abuse counselor, you can and will survive and keep your recovery on track. Use Their Memory […]

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Understanding What it Means to Have a Dual Diagnosis

On their own, mental illness and chemical dependency are significant challenges for a person to overcome. When they occur together, the road to recovery can be even longer and more complex. However, as we tell the people we treat for substance abuse paired with conditions like depression and bipolar disorder in Loveland, recovery can be […]

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Larimer County law agencies seek grant to pair more counselors with officers

Funds will expand program to have counselors work with officers in Larimer County, Loveland, Fort Collins By Pamela Johnson – Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies are hoping for a $362,000 grant to multiply the number of certified counselors available to respond to crisis calls with officers. Larimer County is leading the grant application […]

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Expansion of co-responder program a step in the right direction in better addressing mental health crises

The next time a Fort Collins police officer is called to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis, his backup might not carry a badge or a gun. Fort Collins Police Services and SummitStone Health Partners this month will begin pairing officers trained in community policing with experts trained in de-escalating mental health crises. The […]

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Mental Health First Aid training now offered in Spanish

SummitStone Health Partners is now offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Spanish. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a prevention program that teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges that are common among adolescents and young adults. “I think that within the Latino community, mental […]

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