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!

For September – December, “Fearless” (see below)
 will replace the Teen Anchor Group meetings. Anchor will start up again January 10, 2022.

REGISTER HERE  MORE INFO: EMAIL BETH LANG

“Fearless” Mental Wellness Experience for Teens

Mondays, September 13 – November 15 (no class 10/4)  • 7:00-8:00pm • 3rd Grade Classroom

“Fearless” is a strengths-based collective group experience designed to help young people pursue mental, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness. If you are a high schooler struggling with your thoughts and feelings and can relate to terms like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-traumatic stress, we’d love to have you join “Fearless”! We will meet for 9 weeks and explore self-care tools, building understanding community and finding identity in Jesus. Online pre-registration is required. 

Classes are cumulative and the group dynamic of trust and safety is vital so please plan on attending each week.

For September – December, this group will replace the Teen Anchor Group meetings. That group will start up again January 10, 2022.

REGISTER HERE  MORE INFO: EMAIL BETH LANG

SUPPORT FOR ADULTS & CAREGIVERS

  Anchor Support Group

 Thursday Evenings • 6:30-8:00pm • 3rd Grade Room (starts 9/9)

Anchor is a bi-monthly peer group experience where you can find safe community as well as ongoing encouragement in your faith and mental wellness. Find a space to safely share your story and gain valuable skills for managing your mental health. Also open to caregivers and families seeking to support their loved one in a healthy way. This group is open to adults ages 19+. Online pre-registration is preferred but not required. 

Overcome: Finding God in Mental Health Challenges

Tuesdays, 9/21 – 11/16 (no group 10/5)* 7-8:30pm * West Adult Classroom

A collective peer group experience of growth and healing designed to help those living with mental health issues find community, share their story, gain valuable skills for managing your mental health and recognize and access their identity in Christ. Also provides insights to help caregivers and families support their loved one in a healthy way. This group is for adults ages 19+. Online pre-registration is required. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for materials. Scholarships available.

Classes are cumulative and the group dynamic of trust and safety is vital so please plan on attending each week.

Confronting & Overcoming Anxiety Workshop

Saturday, 9/25 * 8:30am – 3:30pm * Kid’s Auditorium

   OR

Saturday, 10/30 * 8:30am – 3:30pm * VIRTUAL (Zoom) 

Many people in our culture today struggle with anxiety. Anxiety can include feeling panicked, fearful, worried, restless or simply uneasy.

Join us for a workshop that will explore the 12 areas of anxiety and corresponding paths to peace. Discover how the Biblical accounts of dealing with anxiety correspond to psychological principles. Learn the 5 most common fears and how to overcome them, and discover more than 75 practical tools to reduce anxiety in your daily life. This conference is designed for anyone who has experienced anxiety, not just those with a formal diagnosis, as well as caregivers/family members. 

Format will be split between large group teaching & table time discussion. Presenters include:

Rodger S. Wills – M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary                         Dr. Grace Wong – M.D./Psychiatrist

An interactive, virtual version of this workshop will also be offered on Saturday, October 30th via Zoom. That is limited to 25 participants. Click here for more info and to register.

SUPPORT FOR MIlitary, first responders, FRONTLINE MEDICAL WORKERS & their families

56  Veterans/Active Military “Tribe” Class

CANCELLED FOR FALL 2021

This group is cancelled for Fall 2021. Check back in January 2022 for Spring dates.

Thursday, 9/16-11/11, 7:00-8:30pm, East Adult Classroom

Let’s be honest – serving your country can take an emotional and spiritual toll. If you’re looking to connect with others who can relate, join “Tribe”, an 8-week connect group for vets and military personnel. Find God’s truth, community and hope with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by vets and is open to both men & women. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Scholarships are available and online pre-registration is required. 

Classes are cumulative and the group dynamic of trust and safety is vital so please plan on attending each week.

Law Enforcement/First Responder “Tribe” Class

Tuesday, 9/21-11/16 (no class 10/5), 6:30-8:00pm, West Adult Classroom

Let’s be honest – serving others on the front lines can take an emotional and spiritual toll. If you’re looking to connect with others who can relate, join “Tribe”, an 8-week connect group for first responders, law enforcement and frontline medical workers. Find God’s truth, community and hope with others who know what you’ve been through. Tribe is led by retired police officers and is open to both men & women. Class limited to 15 participants. $10 fee for curriculum. Scholarships are available and online pre-registration is required. 

Classes are cumulative and the group dynamic of trust and safety is vital so please plan on attending each week.

REGISTER

Hero Support Group

2nd & 4th Thursdays • 6-8pm • Multi-Sensory Classroom (starts 9/9)

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 and led by vet and police officers spouses.

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!