How can we best support you today?
Here you’ll find virtual prevention tools to empower you to own your health throughout the year. These health programs and apps were carefully selected to ensure they are credible and evidenced-based. Don’t see something you would want? Make sure to check back often as we continue to add to our full set of tools!
Quit Smoking Today
Did you know that:
- within 20 minutes of quitting your blood pressure decreases
- within 8 hours the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal,
- and within 24 hours your chance of a heart attack decreases?
If you’d like support from a coach, the Colorado QuitLine may be right for you. It’s free, convenient, safe, secure, and gives you access to cessation medications.
If you’d like anonymous, text-based support, the BecomeAnEx program may work for you. This affordable program gives you access to a customized plan, tools, advice and tips from Mayo Clinic, and access to a support group of active ex-smokers.
Staying Healthy This Flu Season
Influenza-like illnesses have can have devastating effects on your life and work. Health screenings, vaccines, and guarding yourself from germs can help you feel your best this flu season. Check out some free resources from the National Institutes of Health on how to stay healthy.
9Health is also offering flu shot vouchers at all our fall 9Health Fairs. Find one near you and keep the germs away this season!
Build A Social Support System
Part of staying physically and mentally healthy relies on having positive relationships and a strong support system. The National Institutes of Health provides great resources for making connections, taking care of yourself while taking care of others, and building healthy relationships.
Know Your Risk for Heart Disease
Heart disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Combined, heart disease and stroke are a leading cause of death in both men and women. Take a quick quiz with the Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Risk Calculator to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Get Free Mental Health Help
To help people cope with any crisis they are facing, Colorado Crisis Services offers support. Resources include:
- The Colorado Crisis Services Line, 1-844-493-TALK (8255): This toll-free line is available 24/7, 365 days a year for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional that will provide immediate support and connections to further resources. This resource provides interpretation services in more than 100 languages, including Spanish.
- Chat Crisis Service: Available at ColoradoCrisisServices.org, this service allows users to chat online with Masters level crisis clinicians or chat specialists to receive emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide assessments. This chat feature is available seven days a week from 4 p.m. to midnight.
- Text Crisis Service: Available 24/7, seven days a week, this text service is the latest resource for individuals needing mental health, substance abuse or emotional help. Anyone can text the word TALK to 38255 from anywhere in Colorado about any crisis and text with a Masters level crisis text counselor.
- In-person Services: Individuals can access in-person services through 24-hour walk-in crisis locations, mobile response teams and respite care facilities throughout the state. A list of the walk-in crisis center locations can be found at ColoradoCrisisServices.org.
Colorado Crisis Services is designed to be a single point of entry for any individual experiencing an emotional crisis. No matter the crisis, the place or the time of day, Colorado Crisis Services is available to help individuals all year long.
To learn more, visit www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org.