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Mental Health Links

For information on mental health issues, there are a variety of websites available for Colorado residents. For general information, try:

Aurora Mental Health Center:
Jefferson Center for Mental Health:
Mental Health America of Colorado:
For teen suicide prevention, check out the Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (SWFMD) at:

New Guide on Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) has posted on their website a new easy- to-read booklet on bipolar disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts, and how to get help. The booklet is available at:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Based in Washington D.C., the Bazelon Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that produces publications related to, and advocates on behalf of the mentally ill.

In Colorado: EMPOWER Colorado

In Colorado: The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Colorado Chapter

In Colorado: The Legal Center: The Legal Center is committed to delivering the promise of the law to people with disabilities and older people in Colorado by using the legal system to protect and promote their rights through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

In Colorado: Mental Health Association of Colorado

In Colorado: NAMI Colorado: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Colorado Chapter.

NAMI National

National Institute of Mental Health—NIMH: The Health Information section of the NIHM web site provides information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for multiple disorders. This section also contains a link to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health page, which has in-depth information on mental disorders affecting children and adolescents--free pamphlets covering these disorders, and other information are available under the Publications section.