Resources

A Curated List

CHOW has curated a list of resources for you to explore. Creating better mental health is just like any new habit. There are a lot of ways to get there and there is no one thing that’s right for everyone. Perhaps you need to brain dump in a group discussion or maybe you need to find sober people to hang out with.

Emergency

Do you need help right now?

if you think you or someone else is in danger, please call 911.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(24/7) Call (800) 799-7233  thehotline.org

Veterans Crisis Line

(24/7)  Call (800) 273-8255 and press 1 OR Text to 838255 veteranscrisisline.net

National Child Abuse Hotline

24/7 170 languages The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. 1 800 4 A CHILD 1 800 422 4453

National Sexual Assault Hotline

(24/7) Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673)  

SAMHSA National Helpline

(24/7) Call (800) 662-4357 samhsa.gov

Smoking QuitLine

Call (877) 44U-QUIT (8-7848)  cancer.gov

Self-Injury Hotline

(24/7) Call (800) DONT-CUT (366-8288) 

LGBT National Hotline

Call (888) 843-4564 or Email help@GLBThotline.org  glbthotline.org

These resources are available anytime. Please click on these links if you are in immediate need. There are people waiting to help you. Do not wait. We understand.

Wellness partners

These are groups also interested in empowering the hospitality industry by providing education and support for mental health.

Khesed Wellness makes outpatient mental health and wellness services affordable for the underinsured. Khesed also offers no cost therapy to displaced workers.  (only available in colorado)

LARA mission is to strategize with Recovery Community Organizations to build culturally appropriate addiction recovery services and language accessibility for the Hispanic and Latino speaking population.

Restaurant after hours provides mental health support for the hospitality industry. RAH has support group meetings led by a mental health counselor to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for hospitality workers.

IGYB’s goal is to provide tools and skills to identify and talk about mental health issues in a safe environment that encourages people to seek help they may need.

Not 9 to 5 promotes harm reduction practices and help to connect the hospitality workforce to mental wellness resources. They offer mental health training for the hospitality industry.

Healthy Hospo is a not-for-profit company that’s working to build a healthier, happier hospitality industry by fundamentally supporting and improving the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of hospitality professionals around the world.

Man Therapy® is giving men a resource they desperately need. A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health.

National Facebook group for discussion and platform for similar work. Started by Kat Kinsman

People House is an inclusive spiritual organization that believes mental health care should be accessible to everyone from all cultural identities and socio-economic backgrounds. (only available in colorado)

Sober AF is a voice for the sober community by creating Sober Sections at Events. They also teach our community about sober support groups that are already in place.

The Phoenix is a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. Offering virtual classes in fitness, meditation, etc

A Fair Kitchen is a positive working environment where staff happiness is as important as diner satisfaction. They offer tools, support and training for foodservice and hospitality professionals.

Ben’s friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward for professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

The Big Table caring for restaurant and hospitality workers before they fall off the ledge through timely interventions, intentional relationships and transformational care

In the Weeds is a nonprofit organization that offers a safe space for people within the restaurant industry to discuss common issues like substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. (available for Durango, CO)

Healthy Pour provides consultation and education to bars, restaurants, hotels, brands, non-profit organizations, and mental health therapists regarding mental health in the hospitality industry.

Focus On Health is a company that focuses on advocating for the health and wellness of the food and beverage sector. They focus on the five pillars of wellness: physical wellness, social wellness, environmental wellness, financial wellness, and mental wellness which encompasses everything.

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Apps For Wellness

Apps are an amazing way to assist in your mental health journey.

This is a free app that contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

This is another free app designed to slay your stress, get more sleep or find your calm with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions

Mental Health Resources

These groups can help answer your mental health questions and provide more information:

Gam-Anon

Website to provide information for the general public and professional community about problem (compulsive) gambling

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Information and resources for those affected by eating disorders.

Financial Assistance

American bar association – Free Legal Answers

Online pro bono program that matches low-income clients with volunteer lawyers, who agree to provide brief answers online for free.

There is government assistance from agencies or non-profits that work together to offer financial help to families or individuals in need. There is also free emergency financial assistance, grants or government money issued from community action agencies or local partners.

How Are you, Really?

This self-assessment test is designed to help you get clear about what you may be struggling with. All results are anonymous and only exist to help you. This test is powered by https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/?ref=CHOW

“I am Worried I drink Too much”

Alcohol Assessment

“I feel, sad, rundown, burn out”

Depression Assessment

“Me siento triste, deteriorado, quemado”

Prueba de Depresión

“Everything stresses or worries me”

Anxiety Assessment

“Todo me estresa o me preocupa”

Prueba de Ansiedad

“Sometimes I have difficulty telling what’s real”

Psychosis Assessment

“I have intrusive thoughts about the past”

PTSD Assessment

“I have high highs or low lows”

Bipolar Assessment

“I’m concerned about my child”

Parent Test

“I think I eat too much/little”

Disordered Eating Assessment

“I’ve tried to stop using drugs and alcohol but I can’t”

Addiction Assessment

“I just had a baby and I’m not myself”

Postpartum Depression Test
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Join Our Private Facebook Group!

Anyone in the industry in Colorado is welcome to join our private Facebook community. It’s a place to connect with other CHOW members and continue conversation online.