The University of Colorado’s Department of Psychology and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling program is available to any educator across the state, including teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, health care teams and support staff.
Educators and school employees seeking support can call or text 303-724-2500 to talk to a trained crisis counselor volunteer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. When educators call, they will be asked to leave a phone number, and a staffer will call or text back. Trained volunteers will listen, offer ideas for problem solving, self-care, or community resources. If an educator needs more support or ongoing mental health care, the staff will help connect callers with more support or ongoing mental health care.