MENTAL HEALTH

Youth mental health is quickly rising as a top concern for today’s families, and our community has been directly impacted. How can we help and become the best advocate for our children when it comes to mental health? Often, we hear about mental health when it’s too late, but the good news is there are tools to help you be proactive. From managing stress to seeking treatment for depression, let’s navigate these topics together. Get the “Mental Health” guide below.

By the Facts:

1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness.

-National Institute of Mental Health

    MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

  • Check in
  • Be a good listener
  • Don't try and fix it
  • Get help early
  • Take a class
  • Get a mental health professional involved
  • Know when it's an emergency

COMMUNICATION TIPS FOR PARENTS

  • Have conversations early and often
  • Observe changes in behavior
  • If you do notice changes, ask directly
  • Once in conversation, get more specific
  • Get Consolations
  • Practice self-care

 

NEED TO TALK? COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES: 1-844-493-8255

 

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TOOLS AND RESOURCES

CHCO Pediatric Resources

Call 720-777-6200 for:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Neuropsychiatric Special Care Unit
  • Eating Disorder Program

Call 720-777-6604 for:

  • Juvenile Fire Setter Prevention Program

Screening Tools

Do you or someone you know have any warning signs? Unsure of what to do?

Take the Mental Health Screening Test

 

 

 

 

TYPES OF PMHI SERVICES

  • Outpatient services
    • Individual, family and group therapies
    • Address behavioral, emotional and social concerns
    • Medication management
  • Partial hospitalization
    • Structured, intensive daily programming
  • Inpatient services
    • 24-hour care for children and adolescents

Pediatric Mental Health Institute

The Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado provides the highest quality mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. We strive to deliver evidence-based, family-focused and youth-centered services that make a difference. We have an interdisciplinary team who can work with you to find the best treatment for each patient we see. Schedule an appointment and find the best doctor for your needs here.

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