The holiday season is a time of joy, but for many it will come at the cost of high stress. In a 2015 Healthline survey, 62% of respondents reported the holidays as being “very stressful” or “somewhat stressful”. If you find yourself reaching a crisis point, either over the holidays or anytime of the year, you’re not alone, and many local resources are here to help.
- Boulder County Crisis Line: 303-443-7300
- Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
- There are two Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon groups in town. Meetings are held at St. Rita’s and the Nederland Veterinary Hospital. Call 303-618-0458 for more information. There is also a Narcotics Anonymous group that meets at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church. For more information email NederlandNarcoticsAnonymous@gmail.com.
- For non-emergency Health and Human Services, there is a free, confidential, multilingual service that provides assistance with food, clothing, healthcare, employment, drug treatment, childcare, utility/rent assistance, mental health, adult literacy and elder care. The phone number is 211.
- The Peak to Peak Housing & Human Services Alliance just published an updated “Where to Get Help Guide”, which provides a comprehensive list of services available with contact information. They also host a community outreach of the providers in the multiple purpose room of the Community Center once a month on the last Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm.