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.

Cave Support group (zoom)

CAVE 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. CAVE also helps family members/caregivers of those with mental health issues learn to support their loved one in a healthy way. CAVE 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

REGISTER HERE

teen cave 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

REGISTER HERE

overcome class (hybrid)

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. $10 for materials and online pre-registration required.

Tuesday evenings, September 22 – November 17 • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Kid’s Auditorium

*This class will be offered both in-person and via Zoom. Please note your preference on the registration form

REGISTER HERE

vet's / 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.

Tuesday evenings, September 22 – November 10 • 7:00pm-8:30pm • Kindergarten Classroom

REGISTER HERE

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 CAVE Group

Every 2nd & 4th Monday starting in September • 7:00-8:00pm

2nd Grade Classroom

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

CAVE Support Group

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

A bi-monthly support group designed to help those living with mental disorders recognize and access their identity in Christ and 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 – Finding God in Mental Illness” class prior to attending the support group. This group is for adults ages 19+.

 

Overcome: Finding God in Mental Disorders

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. Class will run from Tuesday, 9/22 -11/17 from 7-8:30pm in the Kid’s Auditorium. $10 for materials and online pre-registration required.

SUPPORT FOR VETS - 1ST RESPONDERS

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.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 9/22 – 11/10, 7 – 8:30pm
WHERE:  Kindergarten Classroom

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, or “supporters” as My Quiet Cave calls them, have unique needs as they work to support their loved one. The Overcome class and CAVE 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 My Quiet Cave Ministries, you can join our team by co-facilitating a 9-week Overcome class or an ongoing CAVE Support Group. Please complete the Volunteer Application below to get started!