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Youth Crisis Mental Health Intervention Unit

Group of co-responders pictured with Board of Education

Mental Health Co-Responder

If you or someone you know is experiencing a self-defined behavioral health crisis, call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. We can help manage your situation, provide immediate support and consultation, and connect you to resources. You can also call Summit Stone directly at (970) 494-4200 anytime day or night.

In early 2019, the LCSO Mental Health Co-Responder Unit was formed in response to an increasing number of mental health calls. Pairing patrol deputies with Summit Stone certified and licensed mental health counselors to respond directly to calls for service in the field.

This partnership has been extremely successful in saving a significant amount of time for the patrol deputies and connecting citizens with the services they need. Both deputies and the mental health counselors who serve on the co-responder unit are specifically selected for their knowledge, skills, and abilities in effective communication,  active listening, de-escalation, as well as their desire to serve and make a positive difference in the lives of those experiencing mental health illness or an acute mental health or emotional crisis.