Being a teen is challenging. Sometimes you have feelings that are confusing and hard to talk about. Even trustworthy parents or school counselors can be uncomfortable to open up to when it comes to substance use, thoughts of suicide, relationships, and other personal issues… so who do you talk to?
Colorado Teletherapy Services is here to talk or text online with you 24/7.
Some of the feelings we can help with include:
- feelings of sadness, anxiety or isolation
- night terrors
- substance abuse including alcohol or drugs
- low self-esteem
- irrational fears
- difficulty sleeping
- excessive anger
- self-defeating thoughts or behaviors
- thoughts of suicide, hurting yourself or others
- and more!
We are currently offering FREE depression screenings. Privacy is guaranteed! Don’t wait for something bad to happen. If you believe that you or someone you know can benefit from talking with one of our counselors, contact us now! Click on the orange chat box to your right to be instantly connected with a counselor.
It’s important to stay connected…even while at home! Join our ONLINE TEEN GROUP on Friday night at 8:00pm MT. Click here to join in!
Contact CTS 24/7 by text message at (719)639-4089, through the chat bubble, or via the contact request form.
Parents & Loved Ones
Colorado has had the highest increase in the teen suicide rate since 2016, increasing by 58% in just 3 years (CPR, 2019) Nationally, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for individuals aged 15-24. How can we work together to mitigate this trend? Research shows that about 80% of teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs.
Take all suicide threats seriously. When an individual has thoughts of suicide, they will typically talk about it, threaten suicide or call a suicide hotline and individuals who follow these behavior patterns are 30 times more likely than average to kill themselves.
Mental health is more than just staying alive, it’s quality of life. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately one out of five adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly one-third show symptoms of depression. CTS offers free depression screenings for teens and adults. Click here to reach our contact box where you can request your free screening. This screening includes a brief assessment test and a half hour session with a counselor to discuss the results and appropriate treatment options, or any other concerns.