Mental Health Minute

April 24. 2020

The #DoGoodFromHome Challenge

For every kind act shared with #DoGoodFromHome, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to organizations providing care to the children of COVID-19 essential workers, up to 25,000 toys and games. Visit their site for more information & inspiration for what you can do from home!


Pick a group you care about and take action! Are you a parent or educator? Download our toolkit with easy instructions, podcasts and activities for your students and children.

Wellness Resources from Stay At Home Colorado

This page includes resources for Coloradans who have questions about physical and mental health. Everything from questions about insurance to free online yoga classes. Do you know of a resource missing from this page? You can suggest a resource to add with this form.


Telehealth & Nurselines Directory

Use this list to help you find a telehealth provider in Colorado. This is not an exhaustive list of options. It is important to first ask your primary care provider if they offer telehealth visits or call your insurance company for more information. If you don’t have health insurance or a primary care provider, there are several online telehealth companies that will see you for a fee.


Free Consumer Telehealth

This page includes resources for Coloradans who have questions about physical and mental health. Everything from questions about insurance to free online yoga classes. Do you know of a resource missing from this page? You can suggest a resource to add with this form.

Review this directory of free telehealth services to support Coloradans through COVID-19. This is not an exhaustive list of options, but will continue to be updated with free telehealth resources for consumers.


Telemedicine Provider Information

To facilitate the safe delivery of health care services to members throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Department is authorizing three temporary changes to the existing telemedicine policy. Learn more about them on the provider website on telemedicine.


Colorado Behavioral Health Council

Colorado’s Community Mental Health Centers are committed to ensuring the continuity of essential services while also safeguarding the health of staff, clients, and communities. Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council continues to provide specific resources during this difficult time.


CDC Guidance on Stress and Coping during COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The CDC has provided guidance on coping with stress that will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.


Ten Percent Happier

Ten Percent Happier has compiled free meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos


Find Behavioral Health Help

Find Behavioral Health Help provides any overview of the many resources which can help with a mental health or substance use issue.


Mental Health Colorado

This advocacy organization hosts a variety of online mental health screening in both English and Spanish, a mental health toolkit for schools, a page dedicated to the latest mental health research, as well as a variety of events throughout the year.


Circle of Parents Groups

Circle of Parents Groups are meeting online in English and Spanish to create a space for people raising kids to vent, cry, and laugh, and joke, and find out how other parents are navigating this new world.


NYT Recommends

7 Podcasts for a Healthier Mind and Body


Sounds True- Resilience In Challenging Times

Based in Louisville, CO Sounds True has created a digital care package to help you navigate the coming days with mindfulness, compassion, and presence.


Social Reset - Online Community Wellness Resource Series

We at Habitual Roots are a non-profit organization that aims to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to know themselves well and improve their sense of inner peace. Our team recognizes the "social distancing" happening in our community as a shift towards a "Social Reset." Join us on this wellness series engineered to lead to greater self-awareness, personal satisfaction, and inner peace.


Crisis and Support Website/App for Teens

A site dedicated to young adults and teens for support. There are articles and ways to reach out for support.


Meditation and Yoga: Support & Resources

With so much going on worldwide right now, we wanted to contribute more calm and peace to the community. That being said, we both felt it would benefit the greater community by sharing some resources we felt would help from inside The Sacred Circle Membership. Our resources include Meditations, Yoga, and simple ways to make your mornings more joyful at home.


Free Meditation and Energy Management Program

This is a free course on meditation and energy management, incorporating spiritual concepts and specific skills for fostering relaxation, inner calm, and spiritual awareness. Offered by Inner Connection Institute, a Colorado non-profit spiritual sanctuary based in Denver since 1996.


Free Family Support for Substance Abuse

Helping a family member cope with substance use is incredibly challenging. This online meeting will help you lovingly encourage them to go to treatment. The facilitators are certified Community Reinforcement and Family Training clinicians and have over a decade of experience working with families to help get their loved ones into treatment. We meet Wednesdays at 6pm in English and Tuesdays at 6pm in Spanish. Free virtual online group provided through a grant by the CO Office of Behavioral Health. Contact Michelle Kuecker at (712)298-0628 for more information and the link.


Free Resilience Tracker and 30 Min Courtesy Coaching Call

Tough times require us to fortify our protective walls of resilience so we can "bounce back" from adversity. LoveJoyCO wants to help Coloradans with a FREE resilience tracker. By taking an inventory of where we stand in vocational, financial, spiritual, social, mental, and physical wellness and where we want to be, we can determine the gaps so it's easier to develop action plans on how to get from point A to point B. LoveJoyCO would also like to offer a FREE 30 minute coaching call with any Coloradan who's used the resilience tracker and needs help fortifying their resilience.


Embark Virtual Recovery Clubhouse

Explore 48 free online weekly recovery meetings representing multiple pathways, and diverse communities, focused on Colorado.


Pro Bono Mental Health Services

Benefits in Action has teamed up with Spark the Change Colorado to offer pro bono mental health services. All service is provided remotely.


Mind-Body Medicine Podcast at the YMCA

Alleviate stress and build a healthy spirit, mind and body with our resource library, blog and podcasts and more!


Colorado Mental Wellness Network

Colorado Mental Wellness Network has rolled out new ways to pass on wellness virtually with our Mental Wellness Isolation Hacks. To support our community's mental wellness while we are physical distancing, we are posting daily tips and opportunities to keep our community motivated and well. These days, we all have to get creative and adapt our previous self care routines. By sharing the wellness tools we are utilizing, we are providing inspiration and ideas to keep our community well while remaining connected.


Reiki Share

Our light is needed right now! Let’s come together virtually every Tuesday at 6pm with each participant as the recipient from all. To make this available to everyone, the Share will be free. For those who have the means, I will send a link for suggested donations to go to the Healing Studio to cover the cost of hosting and marketing the share. Sign up here to get the code for the meeting. I plan to check in 10 minutes early to help people set up their technology, so log in early if this is new for you.


Free Meditations

These recordings are designed to help you invoke your own energy of healing in regards to a specific situation. Each visualization calls in your own healing ability to help you visualize the balancing of a particular situation.

Four Tips to Help Your Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Four Tips to Help Your Kids Through the COVID-19 Crisis

This video was created by mental health professionals within the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health and in collaboration with its partners, Children's Hospital Colorado, the Kempe Center, and Partners for Children's Mental Health. It provides phrases and tips to help you talk to your child if the COVID-19 crisis begins to affect their mental health. It's important that parents and caregivers frequently check in with their child during the difficult weeks ahead when children are experiencing many changes in their routine or are feeling isolated.


By calling 844-493-8255 or texting the word 'TALK' to 38244, you can talk with a professional crisis counselor who can help you work through your own feelings or navigate any concerns you have about loved ones. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.


If you are looking for more resources on how to talk to your child about the coronavirus pandemic, follow this link to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/f...


To discover more about the program, COACT Colorado, visit COACTColorado.org. You can find mental health services through Children's Hospital Colorado at https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doc... and understand how Colorado professionals are working to improve access to mental health at https://pcmh.org/.

EVICS Programming!

EVICS Family Portrait Challenge


EVICS invites you to create your own artistic masterpiece!


Stop by the EVICS office to pick up your own arts and crafts kit, or use materials around home, to create your original family portrait. Then, post your family portrait to Facebook and tag @evicsEP for a chance to showcase your artwork at our EVICS office and win a cool prize!


Post your family portrait to Facebook @evicsEP by May 4th.


FREE Child Care for Children of all Essential Workers!

EVICS Family Resource Center is teaming up with YMCA of the Rockies to provide FREE Child Care for Children of all Essential Workers!


Location: YMCA of the Rockies

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Ages: 3 years through school-age


Kids will participate in art, reading, outdoor games and can even get help with homework! The YMCA values the safety of our community by ensuring:

  • Low ratios
  • Daily health checks including fever monitoring and symptom tracking
  • Daily disinfecting and cleaning of facility
  • As much outdoor time as possible!


For more information, call 970-586-3341 ext 1108

Register NOW at: https://epcdaycamp.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App

Hannah Knox, M.Ed, LPC, NCC

I am a professional that believes in the empowerment of youth to create meaningful change in this world. The majority of my time is serving Estes students (and families) through direct service, case collaboration, and case management. I support staff through education, consultation, and resource referrals. I also work with community providers for wrap-around support for individual cases, community events, group offerings, and mental health crisis preparation.