Join us all month as we hear from our community about the realities of mental illness and why the ability to access counseling is so important. During this year’s mental health awareness month, we aim to reach even more community members with the message that mental health is important. Beyond that, mental health is as important as physical health, and you are not alone.

High-quality mental healthcare exists. And it is affordable, accessible, and transformational here at Maria Droste Counseling Center. This mental health awareness month and all year long we are here to support you in taking care of your mental wellness. Whether you are actively struggling with mental illness or simply want to improve your coping skills – therapy can help! Counseling is not just for people who are struggling, it’s for anyone who wants to feel mentally well.

Unfortunately, many people experience barriers to mental health. These can range from stigma and fear of being judged to lack of childcare or transportation. Many people report financial constraints being the top barrier to mental healthcare, and therefore mental wellness. That’s why at Maria Droste, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality mental healthcare, regardless of ability to pay.

Stick with us all month to get the inside scoop on the go-to techniques our therapists use to improve mental health for people of all ages. Learn tips to reduce stress, promote healing, and increase your overall wellness. Do it all right from home by following us on social media all month long!

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Crisis Support Hotlines

United States

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)


  • Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7)


  • Suicide Hotline: (55) 5259-8121 (24/7)

United Kingdom

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7)

About Counseling

Beginner’s guide to online counseling

Q: Who needs therapy? A: Everyone!

Demystifying Psychotherapy

Lighten Up In Therapy!

Mindfulness in Therapy

Depression Information

Dealing with depression

Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues?

Natural Ways to Manage Depression

Grief Information

Feeling the Pain During Grief

Pet Loss and Grief

Complicated Grief

Anxiety Information

What is Anxiety Really?

High Anxiety: Three Simple Ways to Calm Your Nerves

During Stressful Times, Look to Nature

Trauma Information

EMDR Helps People Heal From Trauma

Surviving Past Trauma in the Age of #MeToo

Symptoms of Trauma

Recovering from an Enmeshed Family

Recursos en Español

El Poder de la Corregulación:  Gestionar las Rabietas con Validación y Paciencia

Anxiety Felt in the Body/Ansiedad Sentida en el Cuerpo

Una Guía para Principiantes Sobre Consejería en línea

Self Care Isn’t Selfish / El Cuidado Personal no es Egoísta

Mindfulness as a Coping Skill/La Atención Plena Como Habilidad de Afrontamiento

Additional Resources

Mental health symptom survey

How to help a friend during a mental health crisis

Depression is treatable!

For $50, we could help a friend walk out of their trauma and find joy in social life again. Thanks for supporting your fellow Coloradans with the mental health care they need!

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We are always working to expand our services through volunteer activities, events and other efforts. Learn more about ways to support mental health and wellness in Colorado. We welcome you to join us!

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