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FEATURED STORIES
 

 

 

 

 

 

3 PILLARS OF IMPACT: How We're Getting There

  • See the big picture
  • Make connections; break down silos
  • Provide coordination, collaboration, strategic planning
  • Innovate
  • Find solutions, funding, and expertise
  • Elevate issues, advocacy
  • Provide policy; procedure changes
  • Be Proactive and data-driven
  • Define the City’s role in mental health
     

 

  • De-escalate situations
  • Reduce arrests, jail time
  • Reduce “debtors prison”
  • Reduce ER, detox visits
  • Reduce child welfare services
  • Free up police to do police work

 

  • Regular mental health checkups
  • Comprehensive programs meeting needs across the city
  • Prevention, intervention, recovery support
  • Increase housing tenure
  • Increase work tenure
  • Reduce crime, recidivism

 

EVERY YEAR
OVER 1 MILLION COLORADANS 
EXPERIENCE MENTAL ILLNESS
OR ADDICTION.

60% DON’T SEEK HELP.

 

50% OF MENTAL ILLNESS
ONSET HAPPENS BY
AGE 14.

 


75%
HAPPENS BY AGE 24.

#YOURMIND
MATTERS

 
 

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PARTNERS

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ABOUT US

The Office of Behavioral Health Strategies was created by the City of Denver to ensure that our approach to mental wellbeing is connected, innovative and effective. Led by Regina Huerter, who pioneered exceptional improvements in Denver’s criminal justice system, the OBHS team connects the key players in our city’s efforts toward greater mental well-being, helps partners find innovative ways to serve their stakeholders and our city, and connects people with the supports they need to thrive.

 
 

CONTACT US

Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
(720) 944-2467
OBHS@denvergov.org
 

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CRISIS SERVICES

If you are, or someone you know is, in need of confidential and immediate mental health, substance use or emotional help, please visit Colorado Crisis Services online, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255), or text "TALK" to 38255 to be connected to a crisis counselor or trained professional with a master’s or doctoral degree. (Español - Text TALK to 38255.) Interpretation services are available for non-English speakers. Help and hope are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

If you are, or someone you know is, experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.