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New mental health option for veterans in Colorado


Last updated 6/3/2020 at 11:15am

Veterans in distress will be connected to personal crisis counselors

The Colorado Department of Human Services has announced a new behavioral health program that will connect veterans in distress to follow-up support through Colorado Crisis Services (CCS).

The program will work with hospitals and other health care providers across the state to identify veterans who have experienced a mental health or substance use crisis involving suicidal ideation and could benefit from additional support. Veterans will be paired with a trained crisis or peer support specialist, who is a fellow veteran, to...

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