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- Fact sheets
Pre-BHA Launch Fact Sheets
- Co-Responder Program, October 2021
- Involuntary Substance Use Treatment, October 2021
- Involuntary Mental Health Treatment, September 2021
- Mobile Health Units, September 2021
- State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant, September 2021
- OBH Federal Block Funding, September 2021
- Understanding Competency, September 2021
- Criminal Justice Services, September 2021
- Office of Behavioral Health Fact Sheet, March 2021
Archived Fact Sheets
- Competency Services Changes, Issued July 28, 2020
- Colorado Crisis Services, By the Numbers, Updated Nov. 19, 2019
- Colorado's Behavioral Health System Legislative Overview, Issued Sept. 11, 2019
- 2019 Behavioral Health Reform Legislation, Issued May 7, 2019
- LADDERS, Colorado's Licensing and Service Directory, Updated Jan. 29, 2019
- Senate Bill 16-202 Funding (Increasing access to substance use disorder services.) Issued Jan. 18, 2019
- Involuntary Transportation Hold. (M-0.5). Updated May 24, 2018
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Combined Behavioral Health Block Grant, Updated Jan. 23, 2018
- Staffing Challenges, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, Updated Jan. 19, 2018
- 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.