Congratulations Elaine McManis!

July 14, 2022
From: Dr. Eric France
Chief Medical Officer
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Dear Stakeholder,
I wanted you to be among the first to know that we have officially hired Elaine McManis as the permanent director of the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division.
CDPHE’s Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division has a big, important job — it ensures the certification and licensure of nearly 3,500 health facilities and 19,000 emergency medical service providers in Colorado. As a result, finding the right director was exceptionally important. Elaine has been serving as interim director since January, and she has done exceptional work in a challenging position during a challenging time in CDPHE’s history. 

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988: A new phone number for people to call during a mental health crisis

Starting July 16, people across the country, including Colorado, will be encouraged to call a different three-digit number for mental health emergencies — 988. 

The idea is to get people to call or text 988
instead of the police
when they are experiencing emotional distress. 

The article from Rocky Mountain PBS states that "the suicide hotline [1-844-493-8255] has always been a suicide prevention resource. 988 is intended to be a crisis support for any source of crisis that comes in, and it’s really embracing self-defined crisis.”  Read the article

For an immediate mental health crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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