For information on mental health issues, there are a variety of websites available for Colorado residents. For general information, try:
Aurora Mental Health Center: http://www.aumhc.org/
Jefferson Center for Mental Health: http://www.jeffersonmentalhealth.org/
Mental Health America of Colorado: http://www.mhacolorado.org/
The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health~Colorado Chapter (FFCMH~CC): http://www.coloradofederation.org/
For teen suicide prevention, check out the Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (SWFMD) at: http://www.thesecondwindfund.org/ .
Treatment of Children with Mental Illness
The National Institute of Mental Health has launched a new publication, Treatment of Children with Mental Illness: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Treatment of Mental Disorders in Children. To access the fact sheet, visit http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/treatment-of-children-with-mental-illness-fact-sheet/index.shtml.
BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Close of the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) and Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHR). The organization has two primary priorities:
- Provide people who have misconceptions about mental illness with quick and easy access to information that combats stigma; and
- Provide people living with mental illness, and those who know them, quick and easy access to information and support.
The website includes opportunities for individuals living with mental illness and their families to share their personal stories and to participate in the effort to combat stigma. The website also includes information on mental illness and valuable resources for those seeking help.
For more information, go to: www.bringchange2mind.org.