MENTAL HEALTH

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 journey – 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 • 3rd Grade Classroom

Are you a high schooler 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, 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 • 3rd Grade Room

A weekly co-ed support group designed to help those living with diagnosed 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

Will be offered again in Fall 2021

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

Class will run again in Fall 2021. Please check back later this Summer for exact dates and to register. 

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.

Law Enforcement/First Responder “Tribe” Class

Class will run again in Fall 2021. Please check back later this Summer for exact dates and to register. 

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.

Class will run again in the Fall. Please check back in the summer for exact dates and to register. 

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 is open to both men and women. 

FIERCE LOVE COLLECTIVE GROUPS FOR MOMS

CCC is partnering with our Strategic Partner, My Quiet Cave, to virtually offer a 9-week class developed in collaboration with MOPS International and designed for any mom who has experienced emotions, thoughts or moods that feel too big for your heart to handle. This could be anything from baby blues to postpartum depression, anxiety and everything in between. Join other moms of young kids as you work through a specially-designed curriculum utilizing a unique mix of practical tools and soul care. This class will allow you a safe space to share the joys and challenges of experiencing the fierce love only a mother can.

Register directly on the My Quiet Cave website. 

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 someone who has struggled with mental health issues and are in a healthier place, looking to lead and support your peers as they seek God in their mental health struggles? 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. Review the volunteer job descriptions for a Facilitator and complete the Volunteer Application below to get started!