Through community outreach, education, and direct mental health services, we work to improve overall community health and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
Mental illness is common—it is estimated that 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental illness or disorder during their lifetime. This fact, coupled with a shortage of trained mental health professionals in our region, often means that community members do not receive care, or that care occurs months or years after the individual first experiences the symptoms of a developing mental health disorder.
To find behavioral health resources near you, click here to search our Interactive Behavioral Health Resource Guide.
If this is a crisis, call 911 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255.
Mental Health First Aid
Tri-County Health Network provides free training to community members in Mental Health First Aid, both Adult and Youth courses. The course provides community members with the tools to assist individuals who may be developing a mental health disorder or are in crisis get the help that they need. Trainings are offered periodically in our region. If you would like to attend a training or are interested in hosting a training at your worksite, please contact Tri-County Health Network at 970-708-7096.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, click here.
Palliative Support Services
Through the Palliative Support Services Program, TCHNetwork, along with a group of committed stakeholders and community volunteers, offers help for those dealing with illness or injury who find themselves unable to meet the demands of daily living. The Palliative Support Services Program team can do everything from a daily check-in phone call, to shopping for groceries and meal preparation, to light housekeeping and simple in-person companionship and conversation. The volunteers are trained to deliver services in clients’ homes and can provide crucial support for individuals with an illness or injury, or to provide respite support for family members who might be caring for those individuals.
TCHNetwork also works with area medical providers at the Telluride and Uncompahgre Medical Centers to arrange in-home nursing visits to clients who need medical assistance that require the services of a registered nurse. TCHNetwork also maintains an inventory available to the community by appointment, of durable medical equipment, including crutches, walkers and wheelchairs. If you live in San Miguel County and would like more information about this program, please contact TCHN at 970-708-7096 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family to Family program is a 12 week educational program for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
TCHNetwork offers this program as needed in the community. For more information on an upcoming class, please contact Tri-County Health Network at 970-708-7096 or via email at email@example.com.
Tri-County Health Network now offers Teletherapy services for both adults and youth. Learn more about our Adult and School-Based Teletherapy services here.
Communities that Care Coalition
Tri-County Health Network has taken the lead to establish a Communities that Care Coalition in the Telluride area to work to address substance use by our youth. Funding for this coalition is provided through a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. To obtain more information about this coalition, please contact Paul Reich at Tri-County Health Network 970-708-7096 or visit www.TellurideCTC.com.
Tri-County Health Network has provided technical support to area clinics that seek to integrate behavioral health into their practice. Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health services into primary care reduces barriers and increases access to care for individuals suffering from a mental health disorder.
Regional Behavioral Health Commission
TCHNetwork created a Regional Behavioral Health Commission tasked with ensuring that efforts in the behavioral health area were coordinated and effective. Funding for the Regional Behavioral Health Commission is provided, in part, by the Town of Telluride, Town of Mountain Village, and San Miguel County. Membership includes representatives from key stakeholders in the community including:
|Telluride Medical Center||John Gardner, Executive DirectorDr. Diana Koelliker, MDDr. Sharon Grundy, MD|
|Uncompahgre Medical Center||Nicole Long, Executive Director|
|Center for Mental Health||Amanda Jones, CCOJenny Dieckman Robin Slater|
|Telluride School District||Mike Gass, Superintendent|
|San Miguel County Social Services||Carol Freidrich, Director|
|Telluride Marshal||Jim Kolar, Marshal|
|San Miguel Resource Center||Riley McIntyre, Executive Director|
|Tri-County Health Network||Lynn Borup, Executive DirectorPaul Reich, Behavioral Health Program Manager|
Do you have a mental health emergency?
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-8255 or Text “Talk” to 38255
Crisis Text Line Text “HOME” to 741741
San Miguel Resource Center: 1-844-816-3915
Veteran Crisis Text Line: 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255
Trevor Project Crisis Line (LGBTQ Youth): 866-488-7386 or Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
Center for Mental Health Crisis Line: 970-252-6220