Links and info for mental wellness
University of Colorado Denver Counseling Center
Located on the fourth floor of the Tivoli Student Union building the CU Denver counseling center is dedicated to providing culturally competent mental health services focused on support, growth and solutions. Because the center is funded through student fees there is no cost for students to be seen by a provider In addition to one-on-one counseling, the center offers a number of workshops over the course of the semester including: Stress Less, Peace of Mind and Managing Your Mood. The counseling center also boasts a veteran focused counselor, Dianna Cordero. Cordero specializes in working with veterans with a focus on issues related to military service, deployment, combat trauma and transitioning out of the military.
Phone Number: 303-315-7270
The Phoenix Center at Auraria
Located in the Tivoli Student Union building, The Phoenix Center at Auraria is a resource available to all members of the Auraria campus. The Phoenix Center provides free and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking), as well as their friends and families. The Phoenix Center does not provide long term counseling or legal advice.
For Appointments: 303-556-6011
24/7 Free and Confidential Helpline: 303-556-CALL (2255)
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
The Cohen Clinic at CU Anschutz strives to save lives, save families and save futures of post-9/11 veterans and their family members. Through the partnership between the Cohen Veterans Network and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the Cohen Clinic provides confidential, compassionate and personalized mental health care to veterans and their families. Services are available regardless of discharge status, role while in uniform, combat experience, ability to pay or insurance. Services are provided by culturally-competent professionals trained to work with veterans and their families. Counseling is available for individuals, couples, parents, children and families.
Steven A. Family Clinic Veterans Network
Address: 7800 E. Orchard Road, Suite 150, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
The mission of the Department of Veteran Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. The VA provides a range of services to veterans including disability benefit screening, healthcare and mental wellness providers.
Address: 1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220
Denver Vet Center/4A RCS Western Mountain Regional Office
The Vet Centers provide therapy services and are part of the VA but separate from VA hospitals. The Vet Center provides quality readjustment counseling to combat veterans and veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. Vet Center staff understand and appreciate the Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful transition into the civilian community.
Denver Vet Center
4A RCS Western Mountain Regional Office
Address: 7465 East First Avenue Suite B
Denver, CO 80230
For assistance after hours, weekends and holidays call: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
Rocky Mountain Human Services
The Military & Veteran Programs offered by Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) are designed to ease the transition from a military career to civilian life. Each program offered by RMHS has different eligibility requirements, depending upon the needs being addressed and the requirements of the entity requiring funding. RMHS is adept at serving those who are experiencing profound challenges, such as those who are homeless or suffering from visible or invisible wounds. RMHS assists active duty military personnel and Veterans with a variety of services to enhance their physical and mental well-being, ease their transition to civilian life and restore their pride.
Address: Denver Office
9900 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80231
Phone: (855) 838-7428
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat or text.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text: send a text message to 838255
Give an Hour
The mission of Give an Hour is to harness the expertise and generosity of volunteer mental health professionals capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, Give an Hour is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. They provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents.
Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.
Address: 2239, 2233 Champa Street
Denver, CO, 80205
The Art of War Project
The mission of the Art of War is to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of American Veterans dealing with PTSD by providing a positive outlet through art. Founded by Curtis Bean, a graduate of the CU Denver, the Art of War is committed to helping Veterans find alternative therapy techniques.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1
VFW Post 1 is the first and oldest VFW post in the world. It was founded in Denver in 1899 by returning veterans of the Spanish-American War, and it is an all-volunteer organization. The VFW supports over 20 different veterans programs and many different Veterans Service Organizations. We are not your traditional VFW Post. Our membership is as diverse as our veterans. From WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq; Medal of Honor recipients, Professionals, Politicians, student Veterans, small business owners, retirees - people just like you. VFW Post 1 has meetings on the second Thursday of every month and also hosts a number of activities including free yoga and guided meditation classes.
Address: 841 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204