Media Inquiries

If you're a reporter with questions about the Behavioral Health Administration, contact:
Stefany Busch, Media Manager
Email: stefany.busch@state.co.us
Phone: 303.905.3542

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Fact sheets

Pre-BHA Launch Fact Sheets

Archived Fact Sheets

Press releases

Behavioral Health Administration Launches in Colorado (July 2022)

Veteran Suicide Prevention Pilot Program 'Next Chapter' Launches in El Paso County (June 2022)

Bill to establish Behavioral Health Administration signed into law (May 2022)

Fellows named to national equity-grounded behavioral health leadership program (February 2022)

I Matter program gains momentum, addresses growing stress and anxiety facing youth (January 2022)


The Behavioral Health Administration runs several public awareness and stigma reduction campaigns that encourage Coloradans to get lifesaving support through BHA-funded treatment and programs. Learn about the programs below and check out our fact sheet outlining how to get involved.

  • Colorado Crisis Services is the statewide behavioral health crisis response system offering residents mental health, substance use or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. This campaign aims to increase awareness and utilization of this vital service.
  • Below the Surface aims to help teens connect to and get support from the Colorado Crisis Services text line. This text line allows anyone to text 24/7 with a trained counselor on a personal, free, confidential line.
  • Lift The Label strives to remove damaging labels and stigma that prevent those with opioid addiction from seeking effective treatment.
  • The Recovery Cards Project is a collaboration between the Lift The Label campaign, people in recovery, and artists in Colorado and nationwide. Together, we’ve created free greeting cards that celebrate recovery, provide encouragement to those who need it and express gratitude to those who support others in their recovery.
  • Tough as a Mother is a statewide campaign which aims to reduce stigma and connect Colorado mothers with substance use disorder treatment services in their communities. The campaign acknowledges the incredible pressures of motherhood and the intrinsic strength of mothers to overcome challenges, including substance use disorder. 
  • COACT builds a system of services and supports for children with serious behavioral health challenges and their families.
  • Forward Together aims to help youth feel more connected – to their peers, their parents and other trusted adults in their lives – because when they feel connected, they are healthier and more resilient.
  • I Matter provides at least three free behavioral health sessions for Colorado youth ages 18 or younger or 21 or younger if receiving special education services. The I Matter campaign raises awareness of this service.