Mental Health

Let’s Talk 

It’s time to talk about how we’re feeling. COVID-19 is affecting all of us. Now more than ever, we need to take care of ourselves and look out for each other. 

Let's Talk aims to talk openly about mental health, reduce stigma around mental health, and seek help in times of need.

Get Help

For someone with an immediate life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance.

  • Call Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.TALK (8255) | Text TALK to 38255
    • Get connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional 24/7 who will assess risk and determine if a mobile response is necessary. There is no wrong reason to call - from suicidal thoughts to anxiety, loneliness, or substance use, someone will be there to talk you through it.
  • Call the Colorado Spirit Warm Line at 303.545.0852 
    • Sometimes you need to talk to someone but aren't in crisis--that's where the Warm Line comes in! Leave a voicemail with your request for information or resource. Messages will be returned within one-business day. This is not a crisis line or an appointment scheduling line.
  • Postpartum Support International  800.944.4773
  • Mental Health Partners
  • Community Reach Center
  • If you are looking for a mental health or substance use provider, visit Colorado LADDERS. This is a searchable database of providers around the state.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Positive mental health allows us to feel good about life, supporting our ability to participate in daily activities and accomplish our goals. An estimated 1 in 5 Coloradans are coping with mental health conditions and addictions.

"...When someone breaks their leg we don’t expect them to ’just snap out of it’ or think they somehow brought it on themselves. Like physical health conditions, mental health conditions need treatment and the people who confront them need our support." 

- Jason Vahling, Public Health Director 

Broomfield Public Health and Environment is working with state and regional partners to reduce stigma around mental health issues, increase services for mental health and substance misuse along with increasing community connectedness through its 2020-2024 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

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  1. Reducing Stigma
  2. Pregnancy-Related Depression and Anxiety
  3. Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and depression are the most common causes of poor mental health. In 2017, 1 in 3 Broomfield and Boulder students felt so sad or hopeless every day for at least two weeks that they stopped their usual activities. Broomfield adults report having about 2 days per month with poor mental health. It's normal to have good and bad days, so it's time to normalize talking about them.

Start with your attitudes around mental health. Have you ever distanced yourself from someone after learning of challenges to their mental health? Changes or struggles with mental health are not something to fear. Like physical health, sometimes support is needed in issues with mental health. Being able to talk about mental health and look for care when it's needed benefits your health and the health of those around you.

Toolkits for Organizations

Free, online toolkits are available for schools, workplace wellness sites, or any venue to promote positive mental health and well-being. The toolkit include easy-to-use resources, such as posters, flyers, fact sheets, social media images and content. For assistance accessing or promoting these campaigns in your agency, please contact Broomfield Public Health and Environment at publichealth@broomfield.org or 720.887.2220.