|Aimee Voth Siebert, Disaster Behavioral Health Lead at CDPHE, joined the Governor today to share helpful resources for Coloradans who are facing mental health challenges right now.
The Governor recognizes how challenging this year has been and knows that throughout this pandemic, Coloradans have experienced increased feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety. These feelings are traditionally exacerbated during the holidays, but particularly this year as we are physically apart from many of our loved ones.
According to the Office of eHealth Innovation, there has been a 600% increase in telemedicine use for anxiety, depression, and substance use.
Mental health care is just as important as any physical health care, and we want to ensure that Coloradans know how to access that care.
If you are experiencing a crisis or need someone to talk to, please reach out to Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255.
Staying connected is key and being physically apart does not have to mean disconnection. You can find resources below:
This holiday season is unique and especially hard, which gives us all an even greater reason to be kind to one another.