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Jun 20, 2017

Different Uniforms, Same Team: Police and Clinicians Join Forces to Support Mental Well-being

Launched in 2016, the co-responder program pairs police officers with licensed clinicians from the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD). Clinicians ride along with officers, and respond to situations where someone may be exhibiting an unmet mental health need.





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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. 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.



Office of Behavioral Health Strategies
(720) 865-8842

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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.