MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Colorado Community Church is aware that in this current, challenging season, some people’s mental health challenges are exacerbated while others are experiencing new anxieties, sadness and fear.

We are therefore offering the following resources to help you navigate this time while protecting and strengthening your mental health.

CoVID Processing RESTORATIVE Connection Circles

Restorative Connection Circles are a way to facilitate the processing of COVID-related trauma. These in-person small groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. You are invited to participate in a Connection Circle for a time of prayer and support to address the personal impacts of COVID-19.   

You might be ready to participate in a group, or you may just want more information about Connection Circles and how they work. Please indicate your interest on the registration form below. Choose one date option. All groups take place in the Multi-Sensory Room in the Kid’s Ministry area. More dates will be added moving forward.

* Sundays, 1/10 – 1-3:30pm

* Mondays 2/8 & 2/22- 6:30-9:00pm

* Tuesdays, 1/5, 1/19 & 2/2 – 6:30-9:00pm  

Thursdays, 1/14 – 1:30-4pm 

REGISTER HERE 

FAITH, GRIEF & COVID-19: A CONVERSATION

This resource is a 4-session online study that can be done individually or in a small group, virtually or in person. It was developed by Sanctuary Mental Health and each session includes a video, discussion questions and an optional art reflection. 

Our hope is that it provides a tool for you to acknowledge and process the grief we have all experienced in some way from the impact of COVID-19 over the past year. 

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

ONLINE PDF

Anchor Support group (zoom)

Anchor offers those struggling the opportunity to share in the challenges and victories of the mental health journey. Recognize and access your identity in Christ while learning practical tools to manage your mental health. Anchor also helps family members/caregivers of those with mental health issues learn to support their loved one in a healthy way. Anchor is currently meeting on Zoom. Complete the registration form via the link below and the group facilitators will reach out to you with details.

Thursday Evenings • 6:30-8:00pm • Zoom

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

REGISTER HERE

teen anchor group

Are you 14-18 years old and struggling with your thoughts and feelings? If you can relate to terms like depression, anxiety, ADHD, or post-traumatic stress, we’d love to have you join our group! We will explore self-care tools, build understanding community, and find your identity in Jesus. Register in advance below or just show up!

2nd & 4th Mondays • 7:00p-8:00p • 2nd Grade Classroom

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

REGISTER HERE

overcome: FINDING GOD IN THE MIDST OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES class

A 9-week class designed to help those living with mental health issues recognize and access their identity in Christ and to help caregivers and families support their loved one in a healthy way. Online pre-registration required. Class limited to 15 participants.

WHEN: Tuesday, 3/2 – 4/27, 7-8:30pm

WHERE: Kid’s Auditorium

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

REGISTER

vet's / active military "tribe" class

Are you a vet/active military seeking to understand your pain and trauma related to your service in the context of God’s truth while connecting with others who have shared your experiences? Then join “Tribe”, an 8-week class that explores how God’s word applies to your challenges & provides practical tools to address your situation. Find God’s truth, community and hope together with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by active & retired members of your profession and is open to both men & women. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Online pre-registration required.

The next Tribe classes will be offered in Spring 2021 (March – May). Please check back for exact dates and to register in early 2021.

LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIRST RESPONDERS "Tribe" Class

Are you active or retired law enforcement or a first responder seeking to understand your pain and trauma related to your service in the context of God’s truth while connecting with others who have shared your experiences? Then join “Tribe”, an 8-week class that explores how God’s word applies to your challenges & provides practical tools to address your situation. Find God’s truth, community and hope together with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by retired law enforcement and is open to both men & women. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Online pre-registration required.

WHEN: Monday, 3/1 – 4/19, 6:30-8pm

WHERE: Kindergarten Classroom

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

REGISTER

HERO SUPPORT GROUP

Are you a spouse of a military member, vet, first responder or medical front line worker seeking to connect with others who have shared your experiences? The Hero Support Group is a place to explore God’s truth and experience community with others who know what you and your spouse go through. The group meets twice a month and is open to both men and women. 

WHEN: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6 – 8pm

WHERE: 4th & 5th Grade Classroom 

REGISTER

Questions? Contact Beth Lang, Targeted Ministries Coordinator, at 303-783-3838 or blang@coloradocommunity.org.

Colorado Crisis Services

CCL provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance abuse or emotional concern. You can call or text with a trained professional 24/7/365. If you are not in a mental health crisis but would still like to talk to someone, feel free to ask for the “warm” line.

Call 1-844-493-TALK

Text TALK to 38255

Visit their website

Daily Tips to stay mentally healthy

1) Keep your focus on Jesus and the HOPE we have in HIM

2) Use technology to stay in touch with others

3) Get into the fresh air and sunshine a couple of times a day – go for a walk or sit outside for 15 minutes a few times a day

4) Read the word of God and pray for others

5) Maintain a consistent bedtime

6) Take your medications and supplements

7) Drink plenty of water

8) Shower, brush your teeth and comb your hair

9) Practice deep breathing multiple times a day and scan your body to help relax

10) Reach out and talk to someone every day

11) Eat healthy food

12) Try to do something you enjoy or use to enjoy every week (now might be the time to take up an old hobby)

13) Consider taking a break from or limiting media consumption to 1x/day if you sense too much information is causing you anxiety and fear

Playlist of songs to calm your soul

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/songs-comfort-anxious-souls/

Recent sermon series on the Serenity Prayer

http://www.coloradocommunity.org/sermon-archive/

CCC Ongoing Mental Health Ministry Programs

Check out the tabs on this page to learn about the regular classes and groups we offer and will resume when we are able to meet again in person, as well as information on connecting with a pastor for spiritual counseling.

Just like with our physical health, we ALL have mental health that needs to be nourished and cared for. Some of us have mental illnesses, but those are illnesses, just like heart conditions or diabetes. As with these other diseases, they are a result of a fallen world, need lifelong management and never go away.

In either case, the church is made for community and should be a safe place to struggle. At Colorado Community Church, our mission is walk with you in your struggle – through the challenges and victories – and help you embrace your innate value and identity in Christ.

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF MORE IMMEDIATE SUPPORT AND/OR
ARE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY,
please see the resources below:

 Suicide/Depression Hotline
303-860-1200

Youth Support Line
303-894-9000

Aurora Mental Health Center

Colorado Crisis Services 

Empower Colorado 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

 

SUPPORT FOR TEENS

Teen Anchor Group

Every 2nd & 4th Monday September – May • 7:00-8:00pm

2nd Grade Classroom or Zoom

Are you 14-18 years old and struggling with your thoughts and feelings? If you can relate to terms like depression, anxiety, ADHD,                                   post-traumatic stress, we’d love to have you join our group! We will explore self-care tools, building understanding community                                              and finding your identity in Jesus. Register in advance below or just show up!

REGISTER HERE  MORE INFO: EMAIL BETH LANG

SUPPORT FOR ADULTS & CAREGIVERS

       Anchor Support Group

Thursday Evenings • 6:30-8:00pm • Zoom

A weekly virtual support group designed to help those living with diganosed mental health issues or those looking for support                                                      in their mental wellness recognize and access their identity in Christ. Anchor is also designed to help caregivers and families of those                                        with mental health issues support their loved one in a healthy way. It is helpful but not required for participants to have taken the                               Overcome class prior to attending the support group. This group is for adults ages 19+.

 

Overcome: Finding God in the Midst of Mental Health Issues

Tuesday Evenings, 3/2 – 4/27 • 7-8:30pm • Kid’s Auditorium

A 9-week class designed to help those living with mental health issues recognize and access their identity in Christ                                                                           and to help caregivers and families support their loved one in a healthy way.

SUPPORT FOR MIlitary/first responders & their families

  Veterans/Active Military “Tribe” Class

Are you a vet or active military seeking to understand your pain and trauma related to your service in the context of God’s truth while connecting with others who have shared your experiences? Then join “Tribe”, an 8-week class that explores how God’s word applies to your challenges & provides practical tools to address your situation. Find God’s truth, community and hope together with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by active & retired military and is open to both men & women. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Online pre-registration required.

Class will run again in the Spring of 2021 (March – May). Please check back in early 2021 for exact dates and to register. 

Law Enforcement/First Responder “Tribe” Class

Monday Evenings, 3/1 – 4/19 • 6:30-8pm • Kindergarten Classroom

Are you active or retired law enforcement or a first responder seeking to understand your pain and trauma related to your service                                                  in the context of God’s truth while connecting with others who have shared your experiences? Then join “Tribe”, an 8-week class that explores                         how God’s word applies to your challenges & provides practical tools to address your situation. Find God’s truth, community and hope together                       with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by retired law enforcement and is open to both men & women.                                                      Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Online pre-registration required.

Heroes Support Group

2nd & 4th Thursdays • 6-8pm • 4th & 5th Grade Classroom

Are you a spouse of a military member, vet, first responder or medical front line worker seeking to connect with others                                                                    who have shared your experiences? The Hero Support Group is a place to explore God’s truth and experience community with others                                         who know what you and your spouse go through. The group meets twice a month and is open to both men and women. 

PASTORAL SPIRITUAL COUNSELING

Colorado Community Church offers counseling from our pastors if the struggle is one that is spiritual in nature and involves offering support for mental disorders as they intersect with a person’s walk of faith. Call Colorado Community Church at 303-783-3838 ( or say “Call” and link this number) and ask for the Pastor of the Day to explore this option.

Colorado Community Church also partners with several different Christian counselors/organizations outside the church that offer ongoing counseling  in different areas of expertise.

SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

Caregivers, family members and friends of those struggling with mental disorders have unique needs as they work to support their loved one. The Overcome class and Anchor Support Group are designed to also serve “supporters” in order to help them better understand their loved one’s struggle and establish healthy boundaries for themselves.

CR H.O.P.E. GROUP

No one should walk through a mental health crisis alone. We all need a support system. Join us weekly on Friday nights for the H.O.P.E. CR Recovery group. This group will provide practical tools to help you build a supportive network of hope & is especially good for those struggling with multiple issues (i.e., mental illness & addictive behaviors). Go to the Celebrate Recovery webpage here for more info.

VOLUNTEER

Are you a counselor, therapist or social worker looking to combine your faith with your clinical experience? Consider joining CCC’s thriving Mental Health Ministry! Through curriculum & training provided by our strategic partner, My Quiet Cave Ministries, you can join our team by co-facilitating a 9-week Overcome class or an ongoing Anchor Support Group. Please complete the Volunteer Application below to get started!