We’re here to support you, and realize your need for support may go beyond our office hours. Here are some pertinent resources that may help between sessions or anytime.
Scroll down for resources specific to COVID-19 times.
For emergencies call 911.
The following are non-emergency crisis resources:
- Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255
- Colorado Springs Police Department: 719-444-7000
- El Paso County Sheriff’s Office: 719-390-5555
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Behavioral Health Treatment Locator: 1-800-662-HELP
- Safe Helpline Sexual Assault Support: 1-877-995-5247
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Crisis resources specifically for veterans:
- Wounded Warrior Resource Center: 1-888-WWP-ALUM
- Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID-VET
- Women Veterans Hot Line: 1-855-VA-WOMEN
- VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
Resources for your psychological well being during COVID-19 times: (Please work with your medical providers for the physical treatment of COVID-19.)
- Coping strategies from the CDC, for you and your family https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/index.asp
- NAMI’s COVID-19 resource and information guide https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Taking care of your wellness foundation (sleep, nutrition, activity, support and stress management):
- Tips for better sleep right now. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-to-get-better-sleep-during-the-covid-19-outbreak
- Stress eating is real! Here are suggestions. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/naked-truth/202003/how-curb-emotional-eating-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
- Try new ways of staying active and getting exercise. https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/assets/page_documents/EIM_Rx%20for%20Health_%20Staying%20Active%20During%20Coronavirus%20Pandemic.pdf And here are free local resources to check out while the gym is closed. https://www.9news.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/free-home-workouts/73-ca117ae0-6de3-42ba-a68c-aa67eab158c5
- This video from one of the leading teachers of mindfulness will inform you, and teach you the R.A.I.N. technique for managing anxiety and fear. https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/Page/tarakeynote
- Here are other brief mindfulness videos for managing heightened stress and anxiety, from Mayo Clinic’s Integrative Medicine Department. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-tips-for-mindfulness-coping-with-anxiety/
- Staying socially connected is critical to our mental health right now. Connection is a fundamental human need, and the means by which we give and receive support. Here are some tips for how to stay socially connected while maintaining physical distance. https://www.templehealth.org/about/blog/5-tips-staying-connected-while-social-distancing And the following expands the list of ways to participate in social experiences from a healthy distance. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a31668899/cultural-institutions-online-coronavirus/
Additional Holistic resources:
- Comforting guided meditations and audios from the people at Hay House. Subscribe to their You Can Heal Your Life podcast for free. https://www.discover.hayhouse.com/ychyl-podcast/
- If you like Tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), here is a tap-along video experience with Nick Ortner, and connections to other tapping videos as well as the tapping app. https://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/opening-up-the-breath-and-healing-the-lungs-tap-along/
- This video will guide you as you do a stress relieving foot massage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCnIya88Gkc