Mind Springs Pitkin County

Read about the teamwork between Pitkin County law enforcement and the Pitkin Area Co-Responder Teams, a collaborative community program between law enforcement and mental health professionals, including Mind Springs Health. The co-responder team jointly responds to calls where substance abuse and/or mental health challenges may exist or other at-risk issues.


Mind Springs Eagle County

Please welcome Veronica Sicking, the new Program Coordinator for the Eagle office. She has been with Mind Springs for over four years and replaces outgoing Program Director Melissa Riggins. 

When asked what she loved about working in mental health care, Veronica replied, “Helping my clients and colleagues with challenges, offering compassion, and inspiring hope.”

Since January 2023, the Eagle office has served between 110 -149 clients per month. Recently, the Eagle office started the Contingency Management Program to better serve the substance use population. The Eagle office now has a partnership with the local probation office and local Department of Human Services (DHS).



Mind Springs Garfield County

After the Recovery Continuum Taskforce (composed of over 51 area stakeholders) determined that there was need for medically assisted withdrawal management services, they decided that Mind Springs Health (MSH) Glenwood Springs outpatient clinic would be the most appropriate partner to house and operate the Withdrawal Management Program (WMP). MSH offers Substance Use Disorder treatment options across the full continuum of care and operates a similar WMP in Grand Junction.

The facility will be attached to the MSH Glenwood Springs office. New construction will create 8 client beds with 24/7 access to same-day services including direct access for EMS and law enforcement transfers.

The Mind Springs Foundation is currently pursuing grant, foundation, and individual donations to help fund capital and start-up program expenses. The Glenwood Springs WMP will open next summer, 2024.


Mind Springs Mesa and Northern Counties

Mesa, Moffat, Grand, Rio Blanco and Routt counties received grant funds through the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council to serve adolescents and adults through their contingency management programs. The youth contingency management program is new to these counties but based on prior pilot programs for adult contingency management in Craig, Glenwood Springs,and Eagle, we believe this youth program will have a direct, long-term positive impact on youth in the Northwestern Slope so they can eventually become sober and develop skills to maintain sobriety throughout the course of their lifetime. The new youth programs launch early this fall.

Mind Springs Health is the only known agency providing Contingency Management services for youth.  Contingency Management is a form of behavioral therapy. It involves a system of rewarding or punishing specific behaviors in order to change those behaviors over time.


Currently, Mind Springs Health has distributed 79 Gun Safes, 74 Gun Locks, and 104 Safety Empty Chamber Flags across four counties.

Mind Springs Health Mobile Crisis teams provide 24/7 crisis response to individuals in our service areas who are experiencing a mental health emergency, including self-harm, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal ideation. Our responders are trained to conduct in-depth risk assessments, provide referrals for treatment and resources, and assist with transport for patients needing immediate mental health care.


We are grateful to be a part of the first cohort of grantees with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP), which was established to coordinate and promote effective strategies to reduce gun violence in our state. With the grant funding provided by the OGVP, our Crisis Response Program is distributing gun safes and gun locks to residents in our service communities and doing outreach about safe gun storage to prevent gun violence and suicide deaths in our region.