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Mental Health Links

For information on mental health issues, there are a variety of websites available for Colorado residents. For general information, try:

Aurora Mental Health Center: http://www.aumhc.org/
Jefferson Center for Mental Health: http://www.jeffersonmentalhealth.org/
Mental Health America of Colorado: http://www.mhacolorado.org/
For teen suicide prevention, check out the Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver (SWFMD) at: http://www.thesecondwindfund.org/

New Guide on Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) has posted on their website a new easy- to-read booklet on bipolar disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts, and how to get help. The booklet is available at:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-children-and-teens-easy-to-read/index.shtml

For more information, call (720) 777-6200 or contact Dr. Lisa Kaley-Isley by email at kaley-isley.lisa@tchden.org.

Therapeutic Services for Jefferson County Victims
Denver Children's Advocacy Center www.denvercac.org can assist up to 55 children aged 0 to 17 who have been victims of sexual abuse, and or any other potentially traumatizing experiences, and who at the time of the crime lived in Jefferson County.
Assistance with outpatient mental health counseling to children, siblings, and all the non-offending family members services may be available. Families needing these services should call Raquel Hernandez at 303-825-3850 ext 300 and indicate that they are living or have lived (at the time of the crime) in Jefferson County.

Yoga for Adolescents with Health Concerns
The Children’s Hospital is accepting referrals for adolescents ages 13-19 with a diagnosed physical or mental health concern to participate in a yoga research study.
Classes are held at The Children's Hospital. You may also go to the website at:
www.thechildrenshospital.org/conditions/psych/yoga.aspx.

For more information, call (720) 777-6200 or contact Dr. Lisa Kaley-Isley by email at
kaley-isley.lisa@tchden.org.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Based in Washington D.C., the Bazelon Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that produces publications related to, and advocates on behalf of the mentally ill.

In Colorado: EMPOWER Colorado

In Colorado: The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Colorado Chapter

In Colorado: The Legal Center: The Legal Center is committed to delivering the promise of the law to people with disabilities and older people in Colorado by using the legal system to protect and promote their rights through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

In Colorado: Mental Health Association of Colorado

In Colorado: NAMI Colorado: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Colorado Chapter.

NAMI National

National Institute of Mental Health—NIMH: The Health Information section of the NIHM web site provides information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for multiple disorders. This section also contains a link to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health page, which has in-depth information on mental disorders affecting children and adolescents--free pamphlets covering these disorders, and other information are available under the Publications section.