In Our Community

Each year, Jefferson Center for Mental Health makes a difference in the lives of thousands of community members struggling with mental health disorders. Here are some of the ways we are supporting our community each day!

Mental Health First Aid teaches the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Jefferson Center for Mental Health is proud to offer these  interactive 8-hour course free of charge to our community members.  Health First Aid does not teach people to be therapists, rather it teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care.  Class Schedule

For over 25 years, Jefferson Center has been the lead agency of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, a community from Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties, addressing suicide prevention issues. Valuable resources including warning signs, what to do, resources and suggestions for survivors are provided through materials available to organizations, at events throughout the community.  Learn more.


bridgesWe know that often people will seek help from their faith based connections for mental health and substance use counseling.  Because of this common mission, Jefferson Center partnered with faith-based organizations to establish Bridges of Understanding with the purpose of:

  • Supporting faith-based organizations in our community with resources and education on mental health and substance use issues.
  • Encouraging client involvement in ongoing spiritual activities, where appropriate, as a support of treatment and recovery.

For more information, please contact Jill Hartmann at 303-432-5144 or


audienceswantedSpeakers Bureau at Jefferson Center shares our resources and knowledge free of charge with businesses, civic clubs, church groups, schools, and other organizations in our area. We’ll share information on a wide range of mental health topics by mental health therapists, executives and other experts in the field.  Choose from frequent topics or let us develop a presentation in your area of interest:

  •    Dealing with Depression
  •    Suicide Prevention and Grief
  •    Managing Life Stresses
  •    How to Achieve Good Mental Health
  •    Understanding the Effects of Trauma
  •    Jefferson Center for Mental Health: Your Mental Health Resource
  •    Managing Grief and Loss
  •    Positive Self-Esteem

For more information, contact Jill Hartmann at 303-432-5144.

mystrengthThis online tool offers a range of resources resources based on the latest scientific research and clinical advice to improve mental health and overall well-being: personalized eLearning programs to help overcome depression and anxiety supported by simple tools, weekly exercises, and daily inspiration in a safe and confidential environment. Improve your mental health and overall well-being from the comfort and privacy of your own home.

  1. Go to
  2. Use community code JEFF4U during the signup process.*

* Note to Jefferson Center Clients: If your care coordinator/therapist/case manager referred you to myStrength, please use the code that they give you, which is associated with their team. If you learned about myStrength independently, you may use the community code.



Client Experience

Jefferson Center has long recognized the connection between mind and body and the importance of treating behavioral and physical health care. Our therapists work with primary care doctors to provide care for the whole person.

The following locations offer integrated care:  Union Square Health Home, Healthcare Homes Without Walls, Wellness Now, Solutions Now, Co-locations with primary care physicians throughout our communities.  Learn more 

The path to recovery requires great courage and self-determination. No one knows your illness better than you. The more you know about your condition, the better you can manage it by recognizing early warning signs of a change in symptoms and learning how to better monitor them in the future. Believe in yourself; you are in charge.

Jefferson Center is committed to providing mental health services that support you throughout your recovery journey. They can help you understand the recovery process and support you in planning your goals and steps to achieve them.

A person’s beliefs, norms, values and language play a key role in how people view and experience mental health. Jefferson Center respects diversity and provides culturally-competent treatment for people of all backgrounds.
Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Jefferson Center is informed about, and sensitive to, trauma-related issues present in survivors. We deliver services in a way that promotes the client’s safety, dignity, and privacy, and facilitates their participation in treatment.
Our practices at Jefferson Center include evidence-based treatments, this ensures the highest quality of care for all of our clients. Evidence-based practices at Jefferson Center include:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Cognitive Behavior Therapy (DBCBT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS)
  • Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
  • Senior Reach (SR)
  • Families Together (FT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • BrainWise

For more information on each treatment, please see the National Registry of Evidenced-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) website.

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