Mental Health

Getting Help

For someone with an immediate life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1 for assistance.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Positive mental health allows us to feel good about life, supporting our ability to participate in daily activities and accomplish our goals. An estimated 1 in 5 Coloradans are coping with mental health conditions and addictions.

"...When someone breaks their leg we don’t expect them to ’just snap out of it’ or think they somehow brought it on themselves. Like physical health conditions, mental health conditions need treatment and the people who confront them need our support." 

- Jason Vahling, Public Health Director 

Broomfield Public Health and Environment is working with state and regional partners to reduce stigma around mental health issues, increase services for mental health and substance misuse along with increasing community connectedness through its 2020-2024 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). For more information on the 2020-2024 CHIP, please visit us here.

  1. Reducing Stigma
  2. Pregnancy-Related Depression and Anxiety
  3. Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and depression are the most common causes of poor mental health. In 2017, 1 in 3 Broomfield and Boulder students felt so sad or hopeless every day for at least two weeks that they stopped their usual activities. Broomfield adults report having about 2 days per month with poor mental health.  Mental health issues affect all of us - both as a challenge and positively.

Let’s Talk Colorado 

Let’s Talk Colorado urges everyone to:

  • Talk openly about mental health issues
  • Reduce stigma by talking about mental health
  • Seek professional help when needs

Start the conversation around mental health, visit

See Me Colorado

See Me Colorado aims to reduce behavioral health stigma in 3 ways:

  • ADVOCATE for the well-being of others
  • CONNECT with those around you to offer and ask for support
  • TALK about your experiences to help overcome behavioral health stigma

A.C.T. to overcome behavioral health stigma, visit ME-PSA-Collage

Toolkits for Organizations

Free, online toolkits are available for schools, workplace wellness sites, or any venue to promote positive mental health and well-being. The toolkit include easy-to-use resources, such as posters, flyers, fact sheets, social media images and content. For assistance accessing or promoting these campaigns in your agency, please contact Broomfield Public Health and Environment at or 720.887.2220.