Are you in crisis or worried about someone’s mental health or substance use?


Call the statewide crisis hotline at 844.493.TALK (8255) or text Talk to 38255. Mental health professionals are there to help you.


emerg-crisis-logoCall the NRBH 24-hour crisis phone line: 970.347.2120. Our on-call crisis counselor will talk with you and explain options and resources available.

You can also come to our 24-hour Walk-In Center, located at 928 12th Street in Greeley.

Our first priority is addressing the immediate crisis, then help you or your loved one get on the road to recovery.

If you are experiencing a Medical emergency, Call 911.

Or go to the emergency room of a local hospital where you can be examined by a physician. Emergency rooms in Greeley and surrounding areas:

    • University of Colorado Health Greeley Emergency Center:
      6906 10th Street, Greeley, CO
      970.392.4360.
    • North Colorado Medical Center Emergency Room:
      1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO
      970.350.6244.
    • Banner North Colorado Emergency Care:
      2000 70th Ave., Greeley, CO
      970.395.2636.
    • Medical Center of the Rockies Trauma Center:
      2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland CO
      970.624.2500
    • Platte Valley Medical Center:
      1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Brighton, CO
      303.498.1999.


Or contact your local police department or sheriff’s office:
Greeley Police Department – 970.350.9600 or the Weld County Sheriff’s Office – 970.356.4015. If there is concern that the person is gravely disabled or potentially dangerous to him/herself or others and is unwilling to go for help, the police can perform a “welfare check” and, if necessary, arrange for involuntary treatment and transport the person to the hospital.

There are many resources available for those who find themselves in crisis. If resolved quickly and with professional help, a crisis can lead to positive change and healthy resolution. Use the contact information above to get immediate help.




Involuntary Holds – if someone is a danger to others or him/herself

It may be necessary to take someone incapacitated by mental illness, drugs or alcohol to a facility for professional evaluation and treatment – even if the person is unwilling. This may have to be done to protect that person or others who are threatened by his or her behavior. While difficult for all involved, involuntary treatment can lead to very positive change.

If you think this is necessary, call the North Range Behavioral Health crisis phone line: 970.347.2120. The on-call crisis counselor will evaluate the danger and explain the options and resources available.




Suicide

If you or someone you care about is experiencing the warning signs of suicide, particularly if the behavior is new, increasing, or seems related to a painful event, loss or change, call 970.347.2120 and ask to speak to a crisis counselor, or call 911, or 1.800.273.TALK (8255).

SUICIDE: What to look for:

  • Serious depression
  • Obvious stress or worry
  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness
  • Comments about death
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Preoccupation with death or dying
  • Sudden drop in school or work performance
  • Change in appetite or energy
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • Loss of interest in favorite things
  • Isolation
  • Fatigue or decreased energy

Click here for more information about our Suicide Education and Support Services.




Overdose

Signs of overdose could include, but are not limited, to:

  • Unresponsiveness
  • Shallow breathing
  • Excessive vomiting
  • Coma
  • Tremors
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Passing out

If someone intentionally or unintentionally consumes prescribed, illegal, or over-the-counter substances, it can result in serious harm. An overdose requires immediate medical attention and can be fatal.

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If you suspect an individual has overdosed, call 911 immediately.

Helpful information for emergency responders includes:

  • Name and date of birth of individual
  • Known prescribed medications
  • Known medical conditions and allergies
  • Substance ingested and amount
  • When substance was ingested
  • History of abuse and mental health issues



Trauma or Disaster Aftermath

emergencies-traumaWe all use the word “trauma” to mean a highly stressful or disturbing event or experience. But trauma is really a unique individual experience. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.

Disasters such as floods and fires – events we are very familiar with in Colorado – can often cause trauma.

If you are experiencing trauma, we are here to help. Call 970.347.2120, and we can help assess your situation, help get you on the path to recovery, and/or link you to resources that can help.