April 2020
The Power of Resiliency - a Message From Our CEO,
Dr. Kiara Kuenzler
Resilience is a word that we use frequently in the mental health field to convey the capacity of humans to recover or adjust in the face of extreme stress or times of s ignificant change. Derived from the Latin word “resilire”, meaning to “leap back”, before we began broadly applying this term to the human condition, physicists defined it as “the power or ability to return to original form after being bent, compressed or stretched” or “the ability of an elastic material to absorb energy and release that energy as it springs back to it’s original shape.”

Many of us are feeling the extreme strain of the collective impact that we are experiencing in the face of COVID-19. Our minds, emotions, and wellbeing, are being compressed, stretched and bent to the point where we may feel a sense of coming close to breaking. Every day holds numerous unexpected challenges that each of us continue to face as we navigate both personally and professionally how to stay grounded.

This is why, now more than ever, we must have faith in our personal and collective resilience, and trust that the capacity to adapt and leap back from even the most painful and challenging circumstances is within us.

Trusting in our own resilience doesn’t mean that we should be able to consistently maintain hopefulness and optimism. In fact, we will have moments, days, or weeks where we feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, “bent” to the extreme and unable to comprehend a return to our original state. We are living in one of the most difficult collective experiences of our time and cannot expect that we will come out of this unchanged or unaffected.

Part of the resilient mindset is the recognition that we have been changed somehow and affected by the circumstances around us. It is so important that we invite patience with ourselves and those around us, and acceptance and hope that our elasticity or resilience will allow us to return once again to a state of wellbeing. 
Jefferson Center Is Here To Help
We're accepting new patients and offering phone and telehealth appointments!
These are unprecedented times. We want our community to know that Jefferson Center is  open and accepting new patients  via phone and telehealth appointments. Jefferson Center has adapted by developing innovative ways to provide remote care for new and existing clients, ensuring that no one falls through the cracks during this time of uncertainty.
Our essential services, including our 24/7 crisis services and withdrawal management remain open and available for walk-in's. Our outpatient services have been converted to entirely remote, through phone or telehealth services. We continue to offer resource navigation as well for those needing support finding or accessing other benefits or community resources.

This ensures that we can implement social distancing as much as possible to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Below is the list of essential in-person services and their locations:

  • Pharmacy and Nursing Services -- onsite at our Independence and West Colfax locations by appointment.
  • Residential Programs remain open with limited visitation. 
  • Crisis Services are available 24/7. Call us at 303-425-0300 or call the crisis line at (844) 493-8255. The 24/7 crisis walk-in center and withdrawal management program is open at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Jefferson Center is dedicated to supporting your mental health and the community during this time. For resources, updates, and more information visit us at www.jcmh.org or follow us on Facebook . Please call us at 303-425-0300 if you have any questions.
Take Care of Your Mental Health During These Uncertain Times
Outbreaks like the one we are experiencing with COVID-19 can be scary and stressful for many people, potentially impacting our mental health. Significant changes to our work, home, and social routines can leave us with anxiety and uncertainty.

Here are six steps you can take to support your mental health during this time. 

STAY CONNECTED. Find emotional support by reaching out to friends and family through phone calls, video chats, and emails.

EXERCISE. Moving your body can help keep your mind engaged, boost your mood, and support your overall health. 

EAT HEALTHY. A balanced diet can positively influence your emotions and help you cope with stress. 

SLEEP AND REST. Make sure you’re getting enough quality rest to help your body and mind recover from each day. 

TAKE BREAKS. Whether you’re working from home or checking the news for the latest updates, you should take regular breaks to relieve stress and balance out your day. 

ASK FOR HELP. Your mental health is important. If you start to feel overwhelmed, reach out to friends, family, or talk with a counselor. We are here to support you with resources, solutions and someone to listen. Call us at

Call In From Anywhere For a Free Thursday Morning Meditation

Did you know that Jefferson Center has partnered with the Jefferson County Public Library to offer a free call-in meditation? Led by one of our clinicians, this is a great opportunity to reduce stress, quiet the mind and set intentions.

The 30-minute class is open to everyone and can be accessed by calling
(303) 502-5189 every Thursday at 10 a.m.

Can't make it? Listen to previously recorded sessions here .
How To Talk With Your Kids About the Coronavirus
With news about coronavirus everywhere, and constantly changing information about school closures and stay-at-home orders, children may begin to worry about themselves, their family members and friends getting sick. The way that parents and other trusted adults talk to kids about the coronavirus can help ease this anxiety and fear.
Save The Date: 2020 Gala Rescheduled for September 10

In light of the shelter in place order and social distancing, Jefferson Center is postponing Soirée at the Station until Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Mile High Station. Read a message from President & CEO Kiara Kuenzler .

Tickets are available, reserve your seat now !
Good News This Month
Fun and uplifting stories to brighten your day