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  • Colorado Crisis Connection

    External Resource

    Community Crisis Connection is a partnership of six metro-area community mental health centers providing crisis services through 24-hour walk-in crisis centers, mobile crisis and crisis stabilization units. These resources are supported by a 24x7x365 toll-free crisis support line at 1-844-493-TALK (1-844-493-8255) operated by Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Community Mental Health Centers

    External Resource

    How to access mental health treatment through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

  • RMHCS BrainCare

    External Resource

    For participants who have their own living situation, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services (RMHCS) BrainCare is a great option. BrainCare provides daily support for individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury. We help participants relearn lost skills and grow toward independence and self-sufficiency through specialized living communities.

  • Sleep Apnea

    Information on sleep apnea.

  • Understanding Blood Transfusion

    Information on understanding blood transfusions.

  • Understanding Research: Finding the Information You Need

    Information about understanding research and how to find what you need.

  • Understanding Research: Those Scary Statistics

    Information about understanding research and scary statistics.

  • Asthma Action Plan

    Information to help you develop an asthma action plan.

  • How We Breathe

    Information on the respiratory system and how we breathe.

  • Educational Video: Disorder of Consciousness & Cognitive Recovery Following TBI Levels 4-6

    Video

    Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury is a complex neurological process. Severe injuries commonly result in a wide range of impaired consciousness. Consciousness refers often to a person’s awareness of self and their interactions with their environment. Mild injuries may sometimes cause brief timeframes of impaired consciousness such as confusion or disorientation. However severe injuries may have a period of time whereby they have complete unconsciousness and no awareness of themselves or the world around them. Terms such as Coma, Vegetative State, Minimal Conscious State, Emerging Consciousness and Post-Traumatic Confusion or Post Traumatic Amnesia are often used by professionals caring for your family member but can be confusing to understand.

    This video presentation is intended to demonstrate general patterns of improving consciousness and cognition following severe TBI. In this video, you may learn basic anatomy of TBI and what happens behaviorally step-step with improving consciousness. Your family member may not follow this sequence exactly and may skip steps depending on their more specific type of injury. Furthermore, as consciousness improves your family member may also have different types of impairments in their thinking abilities , referred to as Cognition. This presentation will highlight a step wise sequence of improving cognition and offer you as family members helpful suggestions on how to better assist your loved one during the rehabilitation process.

We are in the process of building our interactive resource library, and new resources will be added regularly. Thank you for your patience as we continue to provide resources and services to support the spinal cord injury and brain injury community. If you are searching for additional educational information, we encourage you to call our nationally-recognized Nurse Advice LiNurse Advice Line. Nurses are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST. Call 303-789-8508 or toll-free at 1-800-247-0257. If your question or problem is urgent or an emergency, do not call the Nurse Advice Line - please go to the nearest emergency room, urgent care center, or call 911.