Teller County Suicide Awareness Symposium

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You or someone else is in immediate danger of harm or suicide

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For someone with an immediate life-threatening emergency call 911

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
Call or text 988 or
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Explore the many local and online resources available to you

Meet the members of our alliance and our amazing team

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Like medical emergencies, mental health emergencies can occur unexpectedly.

Emergency psychiatric help is necessary for those whose clinical presentation requires treatment in an inpatient setting for their health and safety, such as:

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or dial 911 in case of emergency.

For someone with an immediate life-threatening emergency call 911

The Teller County MHAP (Mental Health Assessment Program) team is made up of paramedics with training in assessment, verbal de-escalation techniques and crisis management, as well as a greater knowledge of local resources specific to mental health and substance abuse problems.

This team works to decrease the stigma around mental health and substance abuse problems and to streamline and increase access to care for these patients, while avoiding costly ambulance transport or an emergency room visit.

When should I call?

  • Medical emergency
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing a drug or medication overdose
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis, such as:
    • Risk of harm to self or others
    • Significant emotional or behavioral changes
    • Impending or active withdrawal symptoms
What will happen when I call?

  • Dispatch will gather basic information such as your name, phone number and address. In the case of a mental health crisis or substance use disorder, they will try to determine if there is also a medical crisis or risk to first responders while calling up resources. Once that is completed, dispatch will send responders to the scene of the emergency right away.  
  • Dispatch will send a specially trained paramedic to your location in an SUV or truck,  with an ambulance and/or firetruck, with appropriate resources. 
  • Depending on the circumstances of the call, a police officer or deputy may also be dispatched to ensure the safety of everyone on scene.  If a police officer or deputy is dispatched, their primary role is to make the scene safe for you so that a person in crisis can be treated by responding paramedics. 
  • Upon arrival, the paramedic will help you feel welcome and comfortable while they verify your identification and collect basic demographic information, as well as health insurance information, if applicable.
  • Next, our team will perform a vital signs assessment that includes temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, and pain assessment. If vital signs values are within guidelines, our team will conduct a mental health assessment.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis:
Call 844-493-8255
Call or text 988 or
Chat online at

When should I call?

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis
  • Any other kind of emotional distress

These crisis lifelines  are confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting you with trained crisis counselors

What will happen when I call?

  • You’ll hear an automated message while your call is being routed to your local network crisis center
  • You’ll hear some music while you are connected to a skilled, trained crisis worker
  • A trained crisis worker at your local center will answer the phone
  • This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help you need.
  • Counselor will assess risk and determine if a local mobile response is necessary

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Share questions and experiences with other local affirming parents of LGBTQ+ young people! Dinner will be provided, held at a safe location. We will meet the first Wednesday of each month.
Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This program can benefit teachers, school staff, coaches, camp counselors, youth group leaders, parents and others who work with youth.


The Teller County Mental Health Alliance Resource Directory contains the information for over 45 resource partners. You can search and filter the resources to find the information and assistance you need for you or your loved one.


Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 988

Safe2Tell Colorado

An anonymous way for students, parents, school staff, and community members to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others
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NAMI Information Helpline

Staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues including symptoms of mental health conditions, treatment options, education and job programs and more.
1-800.950.NAMI (6264)
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The Trevor Project Lifeline

24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24)
(866) 488-7386 or text “TREVOR” to (202) 304-1200
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Veterans Crisis Line

Free, 24/7, confidential support is a click away. The Veterans Crisis Line can help even if you’re not enrolled in VA benefits or health care.
Dial 988, Option 1 or send a text to 838255
Chat Online
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