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Resources for the community

We’re better together. Axis Health System offers outreach programs to improve the health of the whole community.
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Training

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches community members how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn how to apply an action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing the following: panic attacks, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, self-injury that's not a suicide attempt, acute psychosis (e.g. hallucinations or delusions), overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, and reaction to a traumatic event. To request a training or to find out when the next scheduled training is available, email hleonard@axishealthsystem.org

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) of Southwest Colorado

Since 2003, we have partnered with local law enforcement to teach officers the skills needed to prevent and de-escalate behavioral health crisis situations in the community. This is an annual five-day training that includes extensive role-playing intended to prepare officers for a broad variety of complex situations in the field. The goal is to increase officers' awareness of behavioral health issues, learn de-escalation and assessment skills and avoid unnecessary arrests by learning when to bring community members in for behavioral healthcare. These efforts increase safety for officers and the community. To learn more, call 970.335.2223

Specialized Programs

Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services

Our Jail-Based Behavioral Health Services (JBBHS) support county sheriffs in providing screenings, assessments and treatment for substance use disorders to people who are in jail. JBBHS provides behavioral healthcare to inmates and supports continuity of care within the community after release from incarceration. The goals of JBBHS are shorter jail sentences, decreased recidivism and successful linkage to community-based services. To learn more, call 970.335.2237.

Jail Transitions Program

The Jail Transition program is designed to support patient’s successful transition back into the community and to outpatient mental health care. Patients can be referred while in a detention center for screening. Patients who have an identified mental health condition and voluntarily want to participate in the program will be enrolled for up to for up to 3 months after incarceration. Intensive case management, therapy, family therapy and engagement efforts to support a successful transition back into the community.

First Episode of Psychosis Program

First Episode of Psychosis (FEP) serves Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, San Juan and Dolores counties. The program benefits youth and young adults ages 15-29 who have experienced an onset of psychotic spectrum illness within the past 24 months. 

Family members or friends may not know that their loved one is experiencing psychosis. There could be signs and symptoms that seem like a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), substance use, or intellectual disabilities, including:

  • Hallucinations (seeing, hearing feeling or tasting things that other people don't)
  • Feeling overwhelmed by sensory information (lights seem too bright, noises too loud)
  • Difficulty filtering stimulation from the environment
  • Delusions (false personal beliefs based on incorrect inferences about reality which are inconsistent with culture and previous beliefs, and which are firmly sustained in spite of evidence or proof to the contrary)
  • Confused thinking or speech
  • Difficulty doing ordinary things (often includes problems with memory, attention, putting thoughts together)

Family members may be feeling overwhelmed, so the team support is very helpful for early intervention. Once screened and approved for the program, they can receive wraparound services that include therapy, family support and psycho-education, psychiatry, case management, vocational/educational support and peer support. Call 970.259.2162 for an initial assessment. To learn more about psychosis, visit http://www.easacommunity.org/what-is-psychosis.php 

Senior Reach

This program for La Plata County residents offers support for the well-being, independence and dignity of older adults, including: short-term counseling, connection and referral to resources, depression screening and short-term treatment, and support and education for family members regarding Alzheimer's/dementia. To become a community partner or to access Senior Reach services, call 970.335.2217. 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT is an intensive, long term program designed for patients with a history of multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, risk for additional hospitalizations and a mental illness that causes significant impairment in activities of daily living. The program provides team based care with a low patient to staff ratio and a high level of community based interventions. The treatment team consists of a designated psychiatrist, nurse, therapist, case manager and peer specialist.

Evidence Based Programs (EBP)

Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT)

The IDDT program is an EBP designed to improve the functioning of patients who have both an identified mental health disorder and substance use. Patients in the IDDT program will be assigned a treatment team who will coordinate services, which may include, but not limited to, individual mental health and substance use therapy, group therapy, case management, psychiatry, vocational services and family education/support. Treatment and group recommendations are based on the patient’s stage of change. If IDDT is not recommended in the diagnostic evaluation, the therapist completing the diagnostic evaluation, or the current therapist will consider patient requests for IDDT on a case-by-case basis and, with the patient, decide if IDDT services will be provided. 

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

CAMS is an EBP suicide-specific clinical intervention to effectively assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients. It is a helps reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors and is used to improve outcomes for at-risk patients.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is an EBP designed to improve the functioning of patients through the development of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills. AHS will offer patients the opportunity to engage in the DBT program when recommended in the diagnostic assessment and agreed to or requested by the patient. AHS offers a 24-week adult program, 16-week adolescent program and a 16-week family program. To participate, clinicians request commitment for the full length of the program.

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

The TF-CBT program is an EBP designed to improve functioning of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma by developing coping and calming skills and processing of the trauma event(s). If TF-CBT is not recommended in the diagnostic evaluation, the therapist completing the diagnostic evaluation, or the current therapist will consider patient requests for TF-CBT on a case-by-case basis and, with the patient, decide if TF-CBT services will be provided. Clinical Staff acquires online training in TF-CBT through the Medical University of South Carolina and receive supervision to ensure fidelity to the model.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

The PCIT program is an EBP designed to improve the functioning of young children with emotional and behavioral disorders by improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. If PCIT is not recommended in the diagnostic evaluation, the therapist completing the diagnostic evaluation, or the current therapist, will consider patient requests for PCIT on a case-by-case basis and, with the patient, decide if PCIT services will be provided.

 

Substance Use

https://www.drugrehab.com/colorado/

Recovery International

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Al-Anon/Alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous

AlcoholScreening.org 

State

https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe

https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/sparkthechangecolorado

https://tyes-colorado.org/

https://www.cbhc.org/

Local

Onward! Foundationcommunity grants and scholarships

Free Community Caregiver Support Program: Sunny Bossenmaier – Support Services Coordinator

512 N Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321, 970-565-4400

Hospice of Montezuma has a no-charge community caregiver outreach program that includes:

  • Bereavement and Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Resource Support and Education
  • Helping Facilitate Effective Family Meetings
  • Caregiver Self Care Support
  • Caregiver Group Support
  • Advance Directive Support

Support for MS, Dementia, Parkinson’s and other Neurological Diseases: 1st Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Cancer Support Group: Last Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Friendship Social Group - Call Hospice for details 970-565-4400. Support, friends, & social activities after a loss or during a caregiver role to provide relief from isolation

Local Resource Support Clinic for any issue currently being experienced: 4th Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. At Hospice of Montezuma 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Beacon of Hope Durango for support and sharing

Rainbow Youth Center

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico https://tgrcnm.org/

National Groups

https://www.nami.org/

https://itgetsbetter.org/

Mental Health Information for Ministers (Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Ministry) www.mpuuc.org/mentalhealth

Mental Health Ministries

Caring Clergy Project http://inmi.us/for-clergy/

NAMI FaithNet

SAMHSA Faith-based and Community Initiatives

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Training

https://tgrcnm.org/training

https://qprinstitute.com/

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

http://www.mhfaco.org/-

Specialized support group resources include:

Alzheimer's Association

American Association of Retired Persons Grief and Loss Information

American Association of Suicidology: Support for family/friends that have lost a loved one to suicide

Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaAnxiety and Depression Association of America peer-to-peer support group

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism Society of America

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Brain Injury Association of America

Caregiver Action Network

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  (CHADD) In addition to support groups, CHADD has a section for parents which includes many helpful resources  (look at list of options on right-hand side of the page) and a link that explains their Parent to Parent Family Training classes. For more information about these on-line training classes, review the information at the link we've provided or contact the CHADD national resource center at 1-800-233-4050.

Co-Dependents Anonymous or sign up for their email list. You can also visit http://www.codependents.org/

The Compassionate Friends Grief Support: After the death of a child (Use this link to find groups in your area)

CoSLAA Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Crisis Text Line

Debtors Anonymous

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Dual Recovery Anonymous: Support for those who have both a mental health and alcohol/substance abuse condition

Emotions Anonymous: Modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program, Emotions Anonymous is open to any individual dealing with emotional difficulties.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a parent support and advocacy network

Freedom from Fear (In addition to finding support groups, you can use the Finding Help/Resources tab on left hand side to access on-line support, e-mail support, and blogs)

Gamblers Anonymous

Gift from WithinArticle for partners (Support for both men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. Use the Trauma Support tab at the top of the page to access a wide variety of support options.)

Hospice Foundation of America (Grief and Loss section includes link to find a local hospice office using link from left-hand side of the page; many offices offer grief support groups. National hospice office can be reached by calling 1-800-868-5171.)

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Male Survivor (Discussion board and chat room for men who have been sexually abused can be accessed from Survivors tab on left hand side of the page)

Narcotics Anonymous

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): A family support and advocacy organization

National Eating Disorders Association

O.A.S.I.S.@MAAP Autism and Asperger Syndrome support group information for both individuals and their family/friends

Overeaters Anonymous Offer in-person, telephone, and on-line meetings

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Postpartum Support International and link to support resources in your area (National 24-hour Postpartum Depression Helpline 1.800.944.4PPD)

S-Anon International Family Groups Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Self Mutilators Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (description of organization) and find a meeting link http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/

Sidran Institute (Extensive information and resources on ptsd, dissociative disorder, trauma, and self injury; e-mail or call 1-888-825-8249 to request support group information)

Survivors of Incest Anonymous  (Use the SIA Groups and Intergroups options on the left-hand side of the home page to find meeting information)

The Arc 

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.

TARA Association for Personality Disorder: National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Well Spouse Association Support for spousal caregivers.

Witness Justice (Information, resources, and on-line support for victims of violence or trauma, their family and friends, and professionals)

Other resources:

"After An Attempt" A practical guide developed for individuals who have attempted suicide, their family/friends, and for mental health professionals.

Air Compassion for Veterans for injured veteran's ongoing healing process.

American Association of Caregiving Youth gives support to individuals under 18 years of age who are caregivers.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has chapters around the country and offers a variety of information and support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

ARCH National Respite Network

ATTACh at 866-453-8224 (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)

Behavioral Tech, LLC (Information and resources for people with borderline personality disorder and their friends and family)

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, has information about schizophrenia and depression for individuals and their families)

Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

Cause USA Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (help for those wounded in military service)

Families for Depression Awareness (Information about depression and bipolar disorder including how to help someone who is depressed seek treatment and manage treatment, information for friends and family members about taking care of themselves, downloadable Wellness Guides, as well as free brochures including "Helping Someone Who Is Depressed")

Gateway to PTSD Information

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation offers information on caregiving, mental health topics relating to older adults, and a Depression Recovery Toolkit.

GLBT National Help Center  at 1-888-843-4564 (adults) and 1-800-246-7743 (adolescents) Provides telephone and e-mail peer counseling as well as information and resources.

Hazelden offers a helpful question and answers section for friends and family members who care about someone who has an alcohol or substance abuse problem. They also offer an extensive separate website that focuses on co-occurring disorders (when someone has both a mental health condition and an alcohol or substance abuse condition)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN's mission is to faciitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

National Center for PTSD offers "Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel"

National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 914-835-9011

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Information and resources for help with self injury)

Schizophrenia.com

Self Inflicted Violence (Website includes link to sample newsletter The Cutting Edge)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Survivors Art Foundation (For trauma survivors)

U.S. Vets (A non-profit organization that helps homeless veterans access mental health and substance abuse services along with housing and other community supports to achieve successful reintegration into the community.)

Yellow Ribbon offers information and resources about suicide prevention for teens, parents, and others. Has chapters in many states and some other countries as well as support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

National Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotlines:

Child-Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child) Assists both child and adult survivors of abuse, including sexual abuse. The hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, also provides treatment referrals.

Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 Crisis counselors are available to talk to homeless individuals and at-risk kids; also offer an on-line forum.

Boys Town at 1-800-448-3000 Crisis, resource, and referral line that assists both teens and parents

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) connects you with a 24 hour crisis center

SAMHSA's Treatment Locator at 1-800-662-4357 provides you with information about local mental health services.

https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe

https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/sparkthechangecolorado

https://tyes-colorado.org/

https://www.cbhc.org/

Local

Onward! Foundationcommunity grants and scholarships

Free Community Caregiver Support Program: Sunny Bossenmaier – Support Services Coordinator

512 N Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321, 970-565-4400

Hospice of Montezuma has a no-charge community caregiver outreach program that includes:

  • Bereavement and Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Resource Support and Education
  • Helping Facilitate Effective Family Meetings
  • Caregiver Self Care Support
  • Caregiver Group Support
  • Advance Directive Support

Support for MS, Dementia, Parkinson’s and other Neurological Diseases: 1st Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Cancer Support Group: Last Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Friendship Social Group - Call Hospice for details 970-565-4400. Support, friends, & social activities after a loss or during a caregiver role to provide relief from isolation

Local Resource Support Clinic for any issue currently being experienced: 4th Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. At Hospice of Montezuma 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Beacon of Hope Durango for support and sharing

Rainbow Youth Center

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico https://tgrcnm.org/

National Groups

https://www.nami.org/

https://itgetsbetter.org/

Mental Health Information for Ministers (Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Ministry) www.mpuuc.org/mentalhealth

Mental Health Ministries

Caring Clergy Project http://inmi.us/for-clergy/

NAMI FaithNet

SAMHSA Faith-based and Community Initiatives

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Training

https://tgrcnm.org/training

https://qprinstitute.com/

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

http://www.mhfaco.org/-

Specialized support group resources include:

Alzheimer's Association

American Association of Retired Persons Grief and Loss Information

American Association of Suicidology: Support for family/friends that have lost a loved one to suicide

Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaAnxiety and Depression Association of America peer-to-peer support group

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism Society of America

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Brain Injury Association of America

Caregiver Action Network

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  (CHADD) In addition to support groups, CHADD has a section for parents which includes many helpful resources  (look at list of options on right-hand side of the page) and a link that explains their Parent to Parent Family Training classes. For more information about these on-line training classes, review the information at the link we've provided or contact the CHADD national resource center at 1-800-233-4050.

Co-Dependents Anonymous or sign up for their email list. You can also visit http://www.codependents.org/

The Compassionate Friends Grief Support: After the death of a child (Use this link to find groups in your area)

CoSLAA Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Crisis Text Line

Debtors Anonymous

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Dual Recovery Anonymous: Support for those who have both a mental health and alcohol/substance abuse condition

Emotions Anonymous: Modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program, Emotions Anonymous is open to any individual dealing with emotional difficulties.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a parent support and advocacy network

Freedom from Fear (In addition to finding support groups, you can use the Finding Help/Resources tab on left hand side to access on-line support, e-mail support, and blogs)

Gamblers Anonymous

Gift from WithinArticle for partners (Support for both men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. Use the Trauma Support tab at the top of the page to access a wide variety of support options.)

Hospice Foundation of America (Grief and Loss section includes link to find a local hospice office using link from left-hand side of the page; many offices offer grief support groups. National hospice office can be reached by calling 1-800-868-5171.)

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Male Survivor (Discussion board and chat room for men who have been sexually abused can be accessed from Survivors tab on left hand side of the page)

Narcotics Anonymous

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): A family support and advocacy organization

National Eating Disorders Association

O.A.S.I.S.@MAAP Autism and Asperger Syndrome support group information for both individuals and their family/friends

Overeaters Anonymous Offer in-person, telephone, and on-line meetings

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Postpartum Support International and link to support resources in your area (National 24-hour Postpartum Depression Helpline 1.800.944.4PPD)

S-Anon International Family Groups Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Self Mutilators Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (description of organization) and find a meeting link http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/

Sidran Institute (Extensive information and resources on ptsd, dissociative disorder, trauma, and self injury; e-mail or call 1-888-825-8249 to request support group information)

Survivors of Incest Anonymous  (Use the SIA Groups and Intergroups options on the left-hand side of the home page to find meeting information)

The Arc 

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.

TARA Association for Personality Disorder: National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Well Spouse Association Support for spousal caregivers.

Witness Justice (Information, resources, and on-line support for victims of violence or trauma, their family and friends, and professionals)

Other resources:

"After An Attempt" A practical guide developed for individuals who have attempted suicide, their family/friends, and for mental health professionals.

Air Compassion for Veterans for injured veteran's ongoing healing process.

American Association of Caregiving Youth gives support to individuals under 18 years of age who are caregivers.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has chapters around the country and offers a variety of information and support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

ARCH National Respite Network

ATTACh at 866-453-8224 (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)

Behavioral Tech, LLC (Information and resources for people with borderline personality disorder and their friends and family)

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, has information about schizophrenia and depression for individuals and their families)

Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

Cause USA Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (help for those wounded in military service)

Families for Depression Awareness (Information about depression and bipolar disorder including how to help someone who is depressed seek treatment and manage treatment, information for friends and family members about taking care of themselves, downloadable Wellness Guides, as well as free brochures including "Helping Someone Who Is Depressed")

Gateway to PTSD Information

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation offers information on caregiving, mental health topics relating to older adults, and a Depression Recovery Toolkit.

GLBT National Help Center  at 1-888-843-4564 (adults) and 1-800-246-7743 (adolescents) Provides telephone and e-mail peer counseling as well as information and resources.

Hazelden offers a helpful question and answers section for friends and family members who care about someone who has an alcohol or substance abuse problem. They also offer an extensive separate website that focuses on co-occurring disorders (when someone has both a mental health condition and an alcohol or substance abuse condition)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN's mission is to faciitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

National Center for PTSD offers "Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel"

National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 914-835-9011

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Information and resources for help with self injury)

Schizophrenia.com

Self Inflicted Violence (Website includes link to sample newsletter The Cutting Edge)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Survivors Art Foundation (For trauma survivors)

U.S. Vets (A non-profit organization that helps homeless veterans access mental health and substance abuse services along with housing and other community supports to achieve successful reintegration into the community.)

Yellow Ribbon offers information and resources about suicide prevention for teens, parents, and others. Has chapters in many states and some other countries as well as support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

National Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotlines:

Child-Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child) Assists both child and adult survivors of abuse, including sexual abuse. The hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, also provides treatment referrals.

Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 Crisis counselors are available to talk to homeless individuals and at-risk kids; also offer an on-line forum.

Boys Town at 1-800-448-3000 Crisis, resource, and referral line that assists both teens and parents

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) connects you with a 24 hour crisis center

SAMHSA's Treatment Locator at 1-800-662-4357 provides you with information about local mental health services.

Substance Use

https://www.drugrehab.com/colorado/

Recovery International

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Al-Anon/Alateen

Alcoholics Anonymous

AlcoholScreening.org 

State

https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe

https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/sparkthechangecolorado

https://tyes-colorado.org/

https://www.cbhc.org/

Local

Onward! Foundationcommunity grants and scholarships

Free Community Caregiver Support Program: Sunny Bossenmaier – Support Services Coordinator

512 N Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321, 970-565-4400

Hospice of Montezuma has a no-charge community caregiver outreach program that includes:

  • Bereavement and Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Resource Support and Education
  • Helping Facilitate Effective Family Meetings
  • Caregiver Self Care Support
  • Caregiver Group Support
  • Advance Directive Support

Support for MS, Dementia, Parkinson’s and other Neurological Diseases: 1st Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Cancer Support Group: Last Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at Hospice of Montezuma – 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Friendship Social Group - Call Hospice for details 970-565-4400. Support, friends, & social activities after a loss or during a caregiver role to provide relief from isolation

Local Resource Support Clinic for any issue currently being experienced: 4th Thursday of the month from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. At Hospice of Montezuma 512 N Broadway, Cortez 970-565-4400

Beacon of Hope Durango for support and sharing

Rainbow Youth Center

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico https://tgrcnm.org/

National Groups

https://www.nami.org/

https://itgetsbetter.org/

Mental Health Information for Ministers (Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Ministry) www.mpuuc.org/mentalhealth

Mental Health Ministries

Caring Clergy Project http://inmi.us/for-clergy/

NAMI FaithNet

SAMHSA Faith-based and Community Initiatives

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Training

https://tgrcnm.org/training

https://qprinstitute.com/

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

http://www.mhfaco.org/-

Specialized support group resources include:

Alzheimer's Association

American Association of Retired Persons Grief and Loss Information

American Association of Suicidology: Support for family/friends that have lost a loved one to suicide

Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaAnxiety and Depression Association of America peer-to-peer support group

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism Society of America

The Balanced Mind Foundation

Brain Injury Association of America

Caregiver Action Network

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder  (CHADD) In addition to support groups, CHADD has a section for parents which includes many helpful resources  (look at list of options on right-hand side of the page) and a link that explains their Parent to Parent Family Training classes. For more information about these on-line training classes, review the information at the link we've provided or contact the CHADD national resource center at 1-800-233-4050.

Co-Dependents Anonymous or sign up for their email list. You can also visit http://www.codependents.org/

The Compassionate Friends Grief Support: After the death of a child (Use this link to find groups in your area)

CoSLAA Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Crisis Text Line

Debtors Anonymous

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Dual Recovery Anonymous: Support for those who have both a mental health and alcohol/substance abuse condition

Emotions Anonymous: Modeled after the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program, Emotions Anonymous is open to any individual dealing with emotional difficulties.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, a parent support and advocacy network

Freedom from Fear (In addition to finding support groups, you can use the Finding Help/Resources tab on left hand side to access on-line support, e-mail support, and blogs)

Gamblers Anonymous

Gift from WithinArticle for partners (Support for both men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. Use the Trauma Support tab at the top of the page to access a wide variety of support options.)

Hospice Foundation of America (Grief and Loss section includes link to find a local hospice office using link from left-hand side of the page; many offices offer grief support groups. National hospice office can be reached by calling 1-800-868-5171.)

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Male Survivor (Discussion board and chat room for men who have been sexually abused can be accessed from Survivors tab on left hand side of the page)

Narcotics Anonymous

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): A family support and advocacy organization

National Eating Disorders Association

O.A.S.I.S.@MAAP Autism and Asperger Syndrome support group information for both individuals and their family/friends

Overeaters Anonymous Offer in-person, telephone, and on-line meetings

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Postpartum Support International and link to support resources in your area (National 24-hour Postpartum Depression Helpline 1.800.944.4PPD)

S-Anon International Family Groups Support groups for family and friends of people who have a sex addiction 

Self Mutilators Anonymous

Sex Addicts Anonymous (description of organization) and find a meeting link http://www.sexaa.org/Meetings/UnitedStates/

Sidran Institute (Extensive information and resources on ptsd, dissociative disorder, trauma, and self injury; e-mail or call 1-888-825-8249 to request support group information)

Survivors of Incest Anonymous  (Use the SIA Groups and Intergroups options on the left-hand side of the home page to find meeting information)

The Arc 

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.

TARA Association for Personality Disorder: National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center

The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Well Spouse Association Support for spousal caregivers.

Witness Justice (Information, resources, and on-line support for victims of violence or trauma, their family and friends, and professionals)

Other resources:

"After An Attempt" A practical guide developed for individuals who have attempted suicide, their family/friends, and for mental health professionals.

Air Compassion for Veterans for injured veteran's ongoing healing process.

American Association of Caregiving Youth gives support to individuals under 18 years of age who are caregivers.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has chapters around the country and offers a variety of information and support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

ARCH National Respite Network

ATTACh at 866-453-8224 (Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children)

Behavioral Tech, LLC (Information and resources for people with borderline personality disorder and their friends and family)

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly known as NARSAD, has information about schizophrenia and depression for individuals and their families)

Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

Cause USA Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (help for those wounded in military service)

Families for Depression Awareness (Information about depression and bipolar disorder including how to help someone who is depressed seek treatment and manage treatment, information for friends and family members about taking care of themselves, downloadable Wellness Guides, as well as free brochures including "Helping Someone Who Is Depressed")

Gateway to PTSD Information

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation offers information on caregiving, mental health topics relating to older adults, and a Depression Recovery Toolkit.

GLBT National Help Center  at 1-888-843-4564 (adults) and 1-800-246-7743 (adolescents) Provides telephone and e-mail peer counseling as well as information and resources.

Hazelden offers a helpful question and answers section for friends and family members who care about someone who has an alcohol or substance abuse problem. They also offer an extensive separate website that focuses on co-occurring disorders (when someone has both a mental health condition and an alcohol or substance abuse condition)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN's mission is to faciitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, and related subjects.

National Center for PTSD offers "Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Personnel"

National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) and 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 914-835-9011

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Information and resources for help with self injury)

Schizophrenia.com

Self Inflicted Violence (Website includes link to sample newsletter The Cutting Edge)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Survivors Art Foundation (For trauma survivors)

U.S. Vets (A non-profit organization that helps homeless veterans access mental health and substance abuse services along with housing and other community supports to achieve successful reintegration into the community.)

Yellow Ribbon offers information and resources about suicide prevention for teens, parents, and others. Has chapters in many states and some other countries as well as support resources for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

National Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotlines:

Child-Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 (1-800-4-A-Child) Assists both child and adult survivors of abuse, including sexual abuse. The hotline, staffed by mental health professionals, also provides treatment referrals.

Covenant House Nineline at 1-800-999-9999 Crisis counselors are available to talk to homeless individuals and at-risk kids; also offer an on-line forum.

Boys Town at 1-800-448-3000 Crisis, resource, and referral line that assists both teens and parents

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) connects you with a 24 hour crisis center

SAMHSA's Treatment Locator at 1-800-662-4357 provides you with information about local mental health services.

 

 

 

 

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