Colorado West is really a 10-county mental health center. Diversity of population and geographical characteristics require that we provide an emergency service tailored to the needs of each county. In all cases, crisis response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Line Numbers
Emergency services are one of the most important services we offer. CW Staff makes over 8,000 contacts a year with people who are suffering acute behavioral symptoms, such as suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts or thought disorders that have impeded their ability to function. Our emergency staff evaluates the safety of the distressed individual and develops plans that ensure safety for both the individual and the community.
Sometimes these plans require psychiatric hospitalization or referrals to other services. In each circumstance, keeping the individual safe is the primary goal of every emergency services clinician.