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If you are in crisis or are concerned about someone call our 24/7 HOPELINE.


Crisis Line
Aspen (970) 925-5858
Garfield 970-945-3728
Eagle River Valley (970) 306-4673 (HOPE)

PO BOX 1115
Basalt, Colorado 81621

PO BOX 2127
Eagle, Colorado 81631


Education Classes

We Can Talk

A class, built for the community, designed to educate individuals on what to look for and how to approach someone who may be potentially suicidal by teaching powerful, yet simple techniques. Local, state and national statistics on suicide are presented and how to assess risk level by using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. You will gain knowledge on where to take people in need, and how the system works and what is essential to save a life!

Mental Health Wellness

Mental Wellness Education Series features a different speaker on various mental health topics once a month on the first Monday of each month at the Basalt Library Community Room at 5:30pm.

Crisis De-Escalation

A class designed to help participants learn behaviors common to various disorders, and practical ways to deal with psychiatric patients or uncooperative individuals, ways to make an environment safe, detect warning signs for those in distress, understand how professional reactions can impact a patient, gain an understanding of how YOU need care and utilize a team. This class is typically arranged for agencies who would like their staff trained in de-escalation techniques. Classes have been taught at Aspen Valley Hospital, RFTA and Valley View Hospital.

Psychiatric Emergency Training

A training geared toward law enforcement and EMS. This class teaches the basics of behavioral presentations common in psychiatric disorders. The similarities and differences are between how a person can present with a medical conditions and a psychiatric condition. First responders are taught about approaching and assessing someone for suicide and scene safety, interagency collaboration and mutual aid is also discussed.

Help fund crucial, life changing elements of mental health care needed in our community.