Pitkin County Mental Health Department

Find Pitkin County Colorado mental health departments. Mental health departments provide information on behavioral health, depression, mood disorders, bipolar and other disorders, anxiety, mental illness and its symptoms, psychologists, clinics, institutions and hospitals, symptoms, disability, health agencies, help hotlines, and other resources.

Aspen Colorado West Mental Health 405 Castle Creek Road Aspen CO 81611 970-920-5555

About Pitkin County Mental Health Departments

The Pitkin County Mental Health Department is a government agency whose mission is focused on the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses and substance abuse, as well as the recovery of individuals suffering from mental illness and substance abuse in Pitkin County, CO. Mental Health Departments exist at the Federal, Colorado State, Pitkin County, and local levels of government. They are a central part of the mental health system, along with Pitkin County community and private mental health service providers.

You may contact the Department of Mental Health for questions about:
  • Pitkin County mental health care providers and services
  • Mental health care programs
  • Pitkin County substance abuse and addiction treatment
  • Suicide prevention programs in Pitkin County, CO
  • Emergency community support
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

At the Federal level, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its role is to provide mental disorder and substance abuse information, and to make services and research accessible to individuals and service providers in Pitkin County, Colorado. SAMHSA gathers and disseminates information on prevention and treatment practices, and compiles behavioral health statistics and data. Regional Administrators interface with regional, Colorado State, and local Pitkin County agencies, as well as other Federal agencies, to provide technical assistance in the delivery of mental health services.

Colorado Mental Health Departments

Colorado Mental Health Departments in Pitkin County coordinate the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services, manage and distribute funds, and enforce rules and regulations concerning mental health service providers, treatment facilities, and the handling of related health records. The Colorado State Office of Mental Health in Pitkin County also supports the research and development of treatments and prevention practices by gathering data on outcomes from service providers in CO, as well as funding studies performed by academic institutions.

Pitkin County Mental Health Departments

Pitkin County and local Mental Health Offices in Pitkin County are most directly involved in providing mental health and substance abuse services to individuals. Mental Health Departments at the Pitkin County or local level often provide assessments, screenings, and triage services. Many agencies make referrals to other mental health and substance abuse service providers in the Pitkin County community based on their initial assessment. The Pitkin County Office has in-house resources to provide psychiatric services, counseling, therapy, medication, or recovery services. Most Pitkin County Mental Health Departments provide a 24-hour crisis access point, such as a suicide hotline or walk-in facility that offers immediate evaluation and crisis stabilization for emotional disturbances.