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May is Mental Health Month!

For 75 years, the month of May has been a time for addressing the mental health challenges of millions of Americans. Jefferson Center proudly advocates for all Coloradans experiencing a mental health struggle. 

May is Mental Health Month!
We Reach Out Because…
  • 61% of people in Colorado say they have experienced mental health strains such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, or stress in the last year.

  • 1 out of 8 emergency room visits involves a mental health or substance use disorder. 

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, and only half of them receive treatment.

  • 1 in 5 students will experience mental health problems during their school years.

  • Veterans are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to the general population. 

  • Adults over 65 make up 16.9% of the nation’s population and are at a high risk of developing depression which can lead to poorer health outcomes compared to those with chronic medical conditions. 

  • Only 2 of 5 people diagnosed with mental health issues receive treatment, often because they can’t access care or because of the stigma – and after waiting as long as 10 years. 

  • Only half of Americans (53%) say they are familiar with the U.S. mental health care system.

  • Mental illness is a real, treatable illness and people can recover. 

Learn more and spread the word with our Mental Health Month toolkit, including a newsletter inclusion, social media posts, and talking points around mental health. 

Mental Health Matters

Get Started with You

Take a Wellness Class

Jefferson Center offers wellness classes that focus on different aspects of your whole-person care. Learn more about writing, healthy eating, managing stress, gentle yoga, and more!

Request An Appointment

Getting started with care can be the hardest first step. We make it easy, with trained people to help you get connected to the right care you need with one phone call. Get started today by filling out the form below or calling us at

Practice Self-care

Self-care looks different for everyone. It means taking time to do the things that help you live well and improve your physical and mental health. This also means treating yourself with self-compassion, and giving yourself the support and understanding when you are going through a difficult time, when you fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. 

Engage in Meditation

Jefferson Center has a free call-in meditation program together with the Jefferson County Public Libraries on Thursday mornings. You can access this by calling 303-502-5189 on Thursday mornings from 10-10:30am, and a Jefferson Center clinician will take you through a guided meditation from the comfort of your own home.

Help Others Get Started

Take a Class

You are the right person to talk to your loved ones. We all go through mental health challenges, and classes such as Mental Health First Aid and QPR can give you the right tools and resources to talk to those in your life who may be experiencing a mental health issue. 

Read our Blogs

Mental health comes in many forms. Our Mental Health Matters blog covers resources and topics so you can have those tough conversations about mental health with the people in your life. 

Get Involved

Spread the Word

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Like, share, and show your support by tagging us as you participate in Mental Health Month. 

Show your organization’s support by including our Mental Health Month note in your newsletter. 

Download the Mental Health Month Zoom background.


Join us for Cupcake Therapy all May long. Visit Rheinlander Bakery in Olde Town Arvada for Mental Health Month Specialty cupcakes – $1 from each purchase is donated to Jefferson Center.


Give a tax-deductible gift to support mental health and substance use services at Jefferson Center.

Contact Us

Reach out and connect with Jefferson Center today. 

    Getting Started
    Jefferson Center provides client-centered services designed to meet your individual mental health, substance use, and wellness needs. We’re dedicated to meeting you where you are in your journey and working together to help you live a satisfying and hopeful life.

    Emergency & Crisis Services
    • Hotline
    • Walk-in crisis centers
    • Mobile crisis services throughout the state