Community behavioral health programs for children, youth and families

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About OBH

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) administers the two state mental health hospitals, purchases services to prevent and treat mental health and substance use disorders through contracts with behavioral health providers, regulates the public behavioral health system, and provides training, technical assistance, evaluation, data analysis, prevention services and administrative support to behavioral health providers and relevant stakeholders. OBH serves as the federally designated "Single State Authority" for mental health and substance use.


 COVID Information from the Office of Behavioral Health
Free counseling for Colorado youth
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I Matter provides free behavioral health sessions for Colorado youth ages 18 or younger or 21 or younger if receiving special education services.

A tool to assist practitioners, patients and families in making decisions about behavioral health care.

Treatment and support to youth and young adults who have experienced an onset of psychotic spectrum illness.

Colorado's Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act allows families to access mental health treatment.

Colorado's system of care for children and youth with behavioral health challenges and their families.

OBH works with community partners to improve access to substance use prevention and intervention. 

Colorado has a long history of efforts supporting families of children and youth with serious mental health challenges.