Mental illness and substance use disorders are problematic and challenging
for many in our society. People of all ages, gender, and socio-economic
strata are affected, as are their families. The toddler exhibiting worrisome
behavior, a young adult newly diagnosed with schizophrenia, a middle-aged
businessperson who is addicted to alcohol, an older person feeling lonely and
depressed all have something in common - they are people living with
behavioral health challenges. These examples offer a glimpse into the numerous
challenges facing people who come to North Range Behavioral Health (NRBH)
for help. Just as behavioral health issues cover a wide range of problems
with varying levels of intensity, so do the NRBH treatment programs. Our
services focus on helping people create and maintain an active, healthy
lifestyle in the community, even as they cope with a variety of behavioral
Our highly qualified professional staff of psychiatrists, psychologists,
counselors, clinical social workers, and case managers forms the backbone of an
extensive network of specialized outpatient and residential treatment programs.
These caring specialists are backed up by a skilled, experienced work force of
professional administrators, program managers, accountants, bookkeepers, and
North Range Behavioral Health is the community mental health center and substance
abuse provider agency for Weld County. Our programs are designed to offer a wide
variety of services to meet the complex needs of people dealing with mental illness
and/or substance abuse issues. Services are divided into three primary departments
and a number of specialty services as described below.
CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Outpatient Child and Family Program (OPCF)
The Outpatient Child and Family Program (OPCF) provides individual, group, and
family therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families who have
behavioral health needs. The program is committed to providing effective
treatment through strong collaborative working relationships with other
agencies. NRBH therapists provide screening, evaluation, and therapy services
on an outpatient basis at our main center or at other community agencies and
schools in the community as we strive to provide services in a family friendly
and family centered manner. Typical challenges dealt with are family conflict,
behavior problems, parenting struggles, depression, anxiety, loss, social
isolation, abuse and victimization, divorce, major mental illness, and substance
abuse. If the client is a child, parents are strongly encouraged to be involved
in the treatment process. We recognize that the caregivers know their children
best - if changes need to take place in the home, caregivers are key to ensuring
success. A treatment plan is developed jointly with the client and the family
outlining the issues to be addressed and the services to be provided. When
indicated, staff members facilitate obtaining psychiatric services for our
clients for medication evaluation and medication monitoring.
Community Based Child & Family Program (CBCF)
The Community Based Child and Family (CBCF) team provides substance use disorder
and mental health treatment to youth and their families in a variety of settings
and through various treatment approaches. As the program name indicates, the
therapists on this team are experts at working with children and their families in
natural settings, primarily the family home. Staff on the CBCF team also provide
services in other community agencies and are part of inter-agency teams that
stress collaboration and streamlining of services. Traditional psychotherapy
approaches such as individual, group, and family treatment are augmented with
psycho-educational groups, anger management classes, case management, and crisis
Members of the CBCF team are involved in an inter-agency collaborative known as
Weld County Multidisciplinary Youth Assessment Team (MYAT).
MYAT is comprised of
professionals from a wide variety of Weld County community resources who strive to
build on the strengths of youth, families, and the community by increasing
protective factors and reducing problematic behaviors, thereby promoting a safer
The Multi-systemic Therapy (MST) treatment model is an intensive
community-based treatment that addresses serious antisocial behavior in
juvenile offenders. The program targets 11-18 year old chronic offenders who
are often deeply involved with delinquent peers, experiencing problems at
school, and abusing substances. The goal is to "empower parents with the
skills and resources needed to independently address the difficulties that
arise in raising teenagers and to empower youth to cope with family, peer,
school, and neighborhood problems."
The Functional Family Therapy (FFT) treatment model, is an intensive
family-based treatment that addresses the pervasive patterns of relational
dysfunction that leads to conduct disorder, violent acting out, and substance abuse
among youth 11-18 years old. FFT targets 11-18 year old chronic offenders whose
family relationships are characterized by pervasive patterns of resentment,
disrespect, anger, and hopelessness. FFT strives to empower parents with the skills
and resources needed to increase management of family conflict, address the
difficulties that arise in raising teenagers, and work together to decrease referral
behaviors. These results are achieved when family relational patterns are changed
and warmth and effective communication between family members is increased.
Youth Substance Use Disorder Services
Assisting youth in their recovery by effecting change at both the individual and
family system level is the focus of this service. Our comprehensive intervention
program includes thorough assessment, individual treatment planning for both the
youth and his/her family, a mix of education and treatment groups, multi family
groups, and individual youth and family therapy sessions. Once a youth has
completed active treatment, we work to ensure they are involved in an established
aftercare program in the community.
TOPS Day Reporting
The TOPS Day Reporting center is another example of community collaboration
between NRBH, the Juvenile Service Planning Committee, the local Probation Office
and the Court System. The mission of "TOPS" (Today Offers Positive
Skills) is to provide intense supervision, monitoring, and comprehensive
educational and life skills to at risk juvenile offenders and their families.
The aim of these services is to reduce recidivism, increase successful academic
achievement and promote positive interventions for youth as they develop
self-sufficiency skills within the community.
Early Childhood Services
NRBH works in conjunction with Project Launch to provide early childhood
behavioral health services to Weld County families. Staff have
an extensive history of working effectively with young children and their
caregivers in this community. In keeping with our collaborative philosophy
toward providing quality services, NRBH has built on the
existing strengths of each agency to develop a partnership that addresses this
critically important need in our community.
Much has been said about the benefits of early prevention. The NRBH approach to working with very young children and their parents is
evidence of this idea in action. The staff works with
parents and other caregivers, such as early childhood providers, to evaluate
children who are demonstrating behavioral challenges. Pro-active
interventions are then fashioned to help foster pro-social and age appropriate
social and emotional skills that ultimately lead to success at home and in
other social settings. Early identification and treatment of behavioral
issues has positive, life-long benefits to the most vulnerable in our
society - our children.
ADULT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Adult Outpatient Program (AOP)
The Adult Outpatient Program provides treatment to individuals with mental
health issues, substance use disorder and to those who experience a co-occurring
disorder of both. AOP staff are highly skilled and trained behavioral health
professionals who provide individual, group, case management, and couples treatment
to those in need. A solution-focused approach is utilized as appropriate to bring
about positive transformations in a short amount of time, i.e. less than six
When treating substance use disorders, staff provide services primarily
through group therapy interventions ranging from relapse prevention to domestic
violence treatment. Group therapy services include:
- Relapse Prevention: Clients charged with, or problems with
alcohol or drug abuse related charges (does not include any driving offenses).
The program is a minimum of 20 classes dealing with reduction of recidivism,
learning healthy coping skills, and learning positive alternatives to using.
- Offender Self-Management: Clients charged with, or problems
with drug and alcohol related issues that include anger problems. The program is
a minimum of 20 - 50 classes dealing with anger management and relapse prevention
- Level II Education: This is education for individuals who
have been charged with a DUI or DWAI. Level II Education is exclusively for
consumers in this category. This program consists of 24 hours - 12 classes of
manual driven AOD education.
- Level II Therapy: Clients have been charged with two or
more DUI or DWAI or first charge with a high BAC level. This program is divided
into Tracks - A, B, C, D depending on how many DUIs you have received or the
level of the BAC.
- Domestic Violence: Clients charged with or problems with
intimate partner abuse. The program is a minimum of 36 classes dealing with
positive anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills, etc.
Adult Recovery Program (ARP)
The Adult Recovery Program provides behavioral services to a wide variety of
consumers who are focused on recovering from the challenges of mental illness
and/or substance use disorders. Consumers, referred to this team, work closely
with behavioral health therapists and case managers to establish pragmatic life
goals geared toward recovering a life style that is focused on their strengths
The Adult Recovery Program is divided into five distinct teams that provide
specialized services to individuals who are at different stages of the recovery
process. The sub-divisions of this program are listed below with detailed
- Adult Recovery Program outpatient services
- Assertive Community Treatment and services to the homeless
- Peer Specialists and the Drop-In Center
- Peer Counselors for the elderly
- Residential Services
Adult Recovery Outpatient Services: The outpatient clinicians
of ARP bring an inter-disciplinary approach to treatment of mental health and
substance use disorders. Focused on each person's unique strengths and interests,
services help people maintain control over their lives and live independently in the
community. A variety of treatment modalities helps to accomplish these goals
- individual and group therapy, case management services, support groups, medication
evaluations, and community based services. Team members bring their training,
experience, and commitment to support individuals to recover and lead productive,
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an exciting innovation in the on-going
treatment of people who have severe and persistent mental illnesses and are at
high risk of hospitalization. The ACT team employs therapists who have extensive
experience and training in working with this group of people. Services include
therapy, case management, medication monitoring, and vocational counseling. The
mix of services varies from consumer to consumer, and may include daily or weekly
contact as indicated by individual needs. Outreach is an integral part of services
designed to be community based.
One special component of the ACT program is NRBH's Project for Assistance in
Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program. The PATH team identifies individuals
and families who have a mental illness and are homeless and connects them with
existing services. Mental health services and housing support is also provided to
those at risk for becoming homeless.
Peer Specialists and the Drop-In Center (SPOT)
Peer Specialist staff are consumers who live the reality of life with a mental
illness on a daily basis. These individuals, however, have progressed in their own
personal recovery to the point that they want to give back and help others who are in
an earlier phase of the journey. Consumers become staff after undergoing an
intensive training program that gives them knowledge about the workings of the
helping profession. Peer Specialists bring a unique blend of life experience,
training, and empathy to the helping role as they work with consumers who are
experiencing similar situations.
In conjunction with the Peer Specialist staff, NRBH offers a consumer-run
Drop-In Center that is overseen primarily by the Peer Specialists. The
Drop-In Center, known as SPOT (Seeing Positive Outcomes
Together), is a place where consumers can go to socialize, participate
in a Peer-to-Peer Consumer Mentoring Program, and engage in recreational activities.
Through these efforts, consumers and community members volunteer their time to
assist other consumers in a variety of ways - from running support groups to
helping someone obtain public assistance benefits.
Peer Counselors for Older Adults
For over 25 years, NRBH has recognized that many of the citizens in Weld County
benefit from the personal touch of a paraprofessional who can identify with
another's life situation. Sometimes referred to as people who are forgotten, older
adults deserve quality care just the same as anyone else. The NRBH Peer Counselor
program employs semi-retired individuals who have hearts of compassion for people
- especially those who are struggling with the physical and emotional challenges
of growing older. Staff are trained in the nuances of empathic listening and the
basics of psychology and interpersonal relationships, and then work with people
who are identified as having emotional issues. One of the most common issues is
loneliness. As we age and lose people and things in life that once brought
comfort and stability, loneliness and hopelessness can creep in. The Peer
Counselors work to alleviate these types of emotional pain.
- Staffed Residential Treatment Program - Kinnick Center:
This facility is licensed by the State of Colorado as an Assisted Living
Residence and as a Mental Health Residential Facility. The Kinnick Center is
a 12-bed home where residents receive treatment as they develop necessary
skills to transition to a more independent setting. The facility is staffed
24 hours per day, seven days a week with qualified Clinical Care Assistants.
Services provided include medication monitoring, skill development in
activities of daily living, group therapy, and recreational therapy. Each
resident has an assigned mental health therapist who works with the consumer
to develop an individualized treatment plan. The intent of the Kinnick Center
is that it serve as a transition to a semi-independent or independent
setting. Some individuals stay at the Kinnick Center for a few weeks while
others may stay for 10 to 12 months. Each resident is encouraged and
equipped to move on based upon their individual needs and desires.
- Carriage House & Stanek Center:
Each of these houses has five bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom
facilities. NRBH consumers live together in these houses while receiving
on-going support from staff. While no staff members live on site, mental health
workers from the Adult Recovery Program hold meetings on a weekly basis to help
consumers problem solve issues and learn how to deal effectively with life
- North Range Apartments:
Another example of supported housing are these two bedroom apartments. There
are nine units in this apartment complex, allowing for an increased independence
for consumers as they move along the residential continuum. Consumers share
two-bedroom apartments and benefit from support provided by ARP staff who meet
regularly with the residents to address life adjustment issues. A benefit of
living at this site is the added support of the Drop-In Center (SPOT), which is
located on the premises.
- Harmony Way:
This nine duplex housing project is funded by a grant from the Federal
Department of Housing and Urban Development. The focus is to provide housing
and support services to individuals who have a mental illness and who are also
homeless. NRBH staff work closely with these individuals to ensure that they
receive adequate support services in their transition from homelessness to
community living. Potential residents for this setting are identified from
programs throughout NRBH. This project embodies NRBH's commitment to providing
a full continuum of mental health services to citizens of Weld County.
- Independent Living:
NRBH manages 24 HUD Section 8 apartments through the State of Colorado's
Supported Housing and Homeless Program (SHHP). Staff members assist consumers
with paperwork for eligibility, perform inspections, and work closely with
local landlords to make this a win-win program for consumers who need housing
and landlords who need tenants. Consumers who qualify for this program are
able to keep these Section 8 Vouchers indefinitely.
Transitional Residential Treatment (TRT)
Transitional Residential Treatment is a 20-bed facility that provides 45 days
of intensive treatment to consumers who are substance dependent. Males and
females are admitted to treatment and must be at least 18 years of age. TRT
staff collaborate with consumers and their physicians, mental health therapists,
probation/parole officers, caseworkers, and families to aid in the resident's
recovery process. Family members are encouraged to participate in a weekly
family group. Residents of TRT are provided with structure and life skills
training that facilitate their transition back into the community. As
appropriate, residents seek and obtain employment, attend self-help groups, and
begin transitioning back into community life.
Frontier House, established in 1990, follows the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial
Rehabilitation first established in New York City's Fountain House over 60 years
ago. Considered a model program in Colorado, Frontier House graphically
illustrates NRBH's commitment and belief that individuals with mental illness can
and will actively engage in a recovery process given the opportunity to do so.
Clubhouses, like Frontier House, help individuals get back to work, regain their
self worth, find safe and affordable housing, improve their education level, and
experience mutually respectful relationships.
Core Principals and Basic Components
Affiliations and Partnerships
- Members (program participants) work side-by-side with staff and peers in
running the daily operations of Frontier House.
- Members engage in work of the program such as preparing lunch, accounting and
bookkeeping, fundraising, public relations, receptionist, custodial duties, and
so MUCH more.
- Members volunteer to participate, as they feel ready and according to their
- Members and staff meet in open forums to discuss policy issues and future
planning for the Clubhouse.
- Members have the opportunity to return to paid employment in typical work
settings with varying levels of support. Employment options may vary from
Transitional employment to options offering more permanency, such as Supported or
- Community support services are offered to Frontier House members and include
assistance with housing, public benefits, accessing medical resources,
referrals/support for substance use issues, and other assistance based on individual
Frontier House was the first clubhouse model program in Colorado. We are currently
a certified member of the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD)
and a founding member of the Colorado Clubhouse Association. We partner with the
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide Supported Employment
services, and Evidenced-Based Practice). We also work cooperatively with
Mental Health America of Colorado), WeCAN, and NAMI.
INTENSIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Crisis Stabilization Services Program (CSS)
Staff of the Crisis Stabilization Services Program are cross-trained to
understand the needs of the consumers we serve who have both mental health
issues and substance use disorders. Services include individual counseling,
medication monitoring, case management, group counseling, management of
withdrawal, and discharge and after care planning. In this continuum, NRBH has
developed an emergency response center within this site for individuals and
various agencies to bring consumers to for an immediate assessment of their
mental health and substance abuse needs. Medical clearance and disposition
planning are based on assessments done at the time of presentation.
Acute Treatment Unit (ATU)
The ATU exemplifies NRBH's commitment to innovative and locally based treatment
programs. The first such program in the State, it remains a model followed by
other mental health centers. The 16-bed ATU is an inpatient alternative for
adults with acute treatment needs. People are admitted to the ATU from either
a more or less restrictive setting dependent upon their situation, and treatment
is geared to the individual's needs. Typically, treatment episodes last only a
few days but can be extended to a few weeks, if necessary. Designated by the
State to manage involuntarily placed individuals, a variety of services are
provided in conjunction with other center programs. Psychiatric nurses are
on-site and psychiatrists perform rounds daily. In addition, the ATU manages
emergency walk-in services for the Weld County area and after-hours emergency
on-call services for a twelve county region in northeastern Colorado encompassed
by Northeast Behavioral Health, the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) for
Medicaid recipients in the area. Consumers can expect to have a thorough
assessment of their needs and situation upon contacting our staff. We will
assist in determining what level of care would most benefit the individual in
the least restrictive setting and we attempt to coordinate those efforts
Acute Care Services (Detox)
The facility is a 23-bed, non-medical, social setting detoxification clinic serving
a twelve county area of northeastern Colorado. Services are available 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. The length of stay varies based on individual needs. An
environment for safe detoxification from drugs and alcohol; specialized assessment
tools, measurement of vital signs, and 24-hour supervision are utilized in the
care of our consumers. When appropriate, medication is monitored for alcohol and
drug withdrawal. The acute care team works with individuals to encourage change,
make recommendations for further care, and assists with accessing care. In
addition, the Detox provides walk-in services for alcohol and drug testing. Tests
used include multi-panel urinalysis, oral swabs, sweat patches, and breathalyzers.
Some of our consumers are individuals being monitored for sobriety with Social
Services, Probation, Parole, Courts, and Employers.
Year round, 24 hours a day, therapists are available to provide immediate emergency
intervention and respond to emergency calls. During office hours, therapists
provide immediate emergency intervention. After hours, ATU therapists take over
this responsibility, providing regional emergency coverage and services for North
Range Behavioral Health, Centennial Mental Health Center, and Larimer Center for
Emergency services staff coordinate adolescent pre-screens, monitor inpatient
placements, and perform evaluations at selected off-site locations as needed. The
facility includes an on-site respite room for extended observation purposes.
Therapists are available 24 hours a day to provide immediate emergency intervention
and respond to emergency calls.
Behavioral Alternative Services In Community (BASIC):
The Program is designed to provide treatment rather than incarceration for
individuals whose offenses are due to or influenced by mental health problems, the
use of substances, or a combination of both. The team takes a unique approach to
working with individuals who have legal involvement because of their mental health
and/or substance abuse disorder. It is a fully integrated team with professionals
from both the mental health and substance abuse fields. Staff are cross-trained in
assessing and treating co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders.
The team works closely with the
In-Custody Alternative Placement Program (ICAPP) of Weld County to
identify and divert individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues from
custody and maintain them in the community. The goal of the team is to reduce jail
time for individuals whose mental illness and/or addiction has led to involvement
with the legal system. These individuals often languish in incarceration for longer
periods of time than the average inmate due to their behavioral health issues. They
often have housing issues, have few or no vocational skills, and thus need more than
outpatient therapy to pursue successful recovery.
Integrated Care Program
NRBH recognizes the importance of viewing each individual holistically, knowing
that mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness is dependent on wellness
in each of those areas and that treatment must take all of those elements into
consideration. A primary goal is to foster communication between the behavioral
health provider and the primary care physician to coordinate care and to ensure
continuity of care. Primary care physicians are often the first to recognize
potential problems and stressors in their patient and in the patient's family and
are encouraged to refer the patient for follow-up with a mental health or substance
NRBH strongly supports co-delivery of physical health and behavioral health
services in a single setting. Co-located and integrated services in a single
setting improve consumer service goal achievement and coordination of aftercare.
Additionally, behavioral health professionals provide consultation, education,
and training of physical health providers to recognize, assess, and treat
behavioral health conditions that do not require referral, and to identify
conditions that require referral. Providers assist patients in coping with
physical illness and treatment compliance.
NRBH and Sunrise have integrated services at both the Sunrise Family Clinic
and Monfort Children's Clinic and are working on a plan to provide primary care
services at the NRBH main center located at 1300 N. 17th Avenue. This will
allow consumers who have not been accessing medical care to see a medical
provider at the same location where they see their therapist and psychiatrist.
Multicultural Services Program (MCS)
The Multicultural Services Program began operation in 2001 and is a recognized
leader in the area of culturally competent behavioral health services - it is
another NRBH model much copied around the State. Developed in response to a
Board-sponsored collaboration with key Latino leaders and agencies that serve
Latinos, the Multicultural Services Program is staffed by bilingual and
bilingual-bicultural therapists and case managers specially trained to provide
culturally competent mental health services. Mental health outreach counseling
to ethnically and racially distinct populations of Weld County is the focus of
the program, and services are provided to the large and diverse community of
Hispanic/Latino populations within Weld County. Program staff members are able
to deliver the services in Spanish, which is generally their client's native
The program is housed in the Monfort Children's Clinic and provides therapeutic
services in Spanish and/or English to clients who are experiencing depression,
anxiety, and family issues such as divorce, parenting, stress, and phase of life
issues. Services include individual and group therapy, family therapy, medical
consultation and treatment, and couple's therapy.
Multicultural Services is proactive and reaches out to the Latino community in
Weld County and northern Colorado. MCS collaborates with and responds to referrals
from North Colorado Medical Center, Sunrise Health System, Weld County Health
Department, Regional Weld County Head Start, Weld County Department of Social
Services, the courts, and other regional agencies. MCS staff attend local and
regional health fairs and support the health department by co-facilitating wellness
and health groups for adults and families.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a 12-week substance use disorder treatment
program that provides a minimum of 9 hours of services per week. Treatment is
provided primarily through group therapy and is typically combined with TRT groups.
IOP clients are required to remain substance free during their treatment episode
and are required to participate in random urinalysis and/or breathalyzer monitoring.
Consumers participating in IOP cannot take any addictive medications such as opiates,
opiate derivatives, or benzodiazepines. Program participants are required to
complete weekly assigned homework, actively participate in groups, and attend two
weekly community support meetings such as AA or NA, LAM, or Christian Recovery (other
self-help groups are also acceptable).
Family Treatment Court (WINGS)
The Family Treatment Court, or WINGS team, was developed as the result of a
three year federally funded grant. The Regional Meth Partnership grant is a
collaborative effort of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Judicial
System, county attorneys, respondent parent attorneys, guardians ad litem, and
therapists of Weld and Larimer Counties.
Each county has developed a Family Treatment Court with the goal of helping
families reunite or stay together while addressing substance use disorders,
mental illness, and life skills issues. The vision for this effort is for
people receiving treatment to make life changes and sustain them.
Parents who participate, receive a deferred Dependency and Neglect charge
and keep their children in the home, have increased visitations, or may have
their children returned home sooner. Charges are dropped when successful
completion of FTC is achieved.
The families who demonstrate a need for housing have the opportunity to live
in supported housing that is provided by the grant to assist them in providing
healthy, happy substance free homes for their children. While in the housing,
they seek employment and begin paying a portion of their income toward rent,
becoming independent of the program.
South County Program
The NRBH satellite offices in Fort Lupton, Colorado offer an array of culturally
competent outpatient behavioral health services to all ages and populations. The
program is staffed by therapists who have diverse backgrounds and the ability to
work with a wide range of people who have mental and substance use disorders. The
South County offices are the primary outpatient treatment sites for individuals
who live in the southern part of Weld County. Services include:
- Individual, family, and group therapy
- Court ordered mental health evaluations
- Medication evaluation, and medication monitoring
- Early childhood development education and assessment (The incredible Years)
- DUI/DWAI programs
- Domestic violence evaluation and treatment
- Alcohol and drug assessments
- Specialized women's services
- Drug testing and drug and alcohol monitoring
- Anger management.
Psychiatrists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners with prescriptive privileges, and
support staff make up the North Range Behavioral Health Medical Team. Theron
Sills, M.D., the Medical Director at NRBH for over thirty years, leads a team of
dedicated professionals as they work with consumers of all ages.
The medical team provides comprehensive medication management and psychiatric
services to consumers of NRBH. Staff provide a thorough psychiatric evaluation
focused on current signs, symptoms, affect, behavior, and cognition using an
interview-based process. Medical staff review other integrated data prior to the
face-to-face interview such as a review of medical records, diagnostic tests, and
history from collateral sources. Medical staff and primary therapists work closely
together to coordinate services and ensure continuity of care.
Emergency evaluations are provided as needed and are done in response to the
occurrence of thoughts or feelings that are intolerable to the consumer, violent
or self-injurious behavior, threats of harm to self or others, failure to care for
oneself, deterioration of mental status, or bizarre or confused behavior that
prompts urgent action.
Suicide Education and Support Services (SESS)
Suicide claims the lives of more than 30,000 Americans every year and
Colorado has one of the nation's highest suicide rates. Suicide can affect any
age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. NRBH's SESS program services include:
- Public Awareness - Conquering the stigma that keeps people from
getting help when they are thinking about suicide.
- Speaker's Bureau - Giving voice to those who have been touched by suicide.
- SAFE TEEN - Educating Weld County high school students
about the warning signs of suicide and the resources available in their community.
- YES! - Empowering teens to battle suicide in the Hispanic community.
- Gatekeeper Training - Informing the community about suicide and the
resources available in their community.
- Heartbeat - Offering peer support to teens and adults in the
aftermath of a suicide.
- Survivors of Suicide - Facilitating support groups for children,
teens, and adults who have lost a loved one to suicide.
- Suicide Survivor Fund - A fund that is maintained solely by
donations to assist friends and family members.
For more information visit SESS website at