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.

If you’re looking for something specific that we don’t have listed, contact us and we will help you.

Do you need help right now? If you think you or someone else is in danger, please call 911

Emergency

These resources are available anytime. Please click on these links for more information. There are people waiting to help you.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA National Helpline

(24/7) Call (800) 662-4357

National Child Abuse Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline

Dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

National Cancer Institute - Smoking Quitline

Smoking QuitLine

There are free counseling services online and over the phone that can give you the support you need to successfully quit. Consider reaching out to a quit smoking expert for help.

877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)

Self Injury Hotline

Self-Injury Hotline

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

LGBT National Hotline

LGBT National Hotline

Providing confidential peer-support, information, local resources and more to calls of all ages (youth & adults)

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

S.A.F.E. Self Abuse Finally Ends

S.A.F.E. Self-Abuse Finally Ends 

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.

Narcotics.com - Resource for treatment and networks

Narcotics.com

Our site offers a 24/7 confidential helpline, to connect people with top treatment facilities in every US state.

Toll Free 24/7 Helpline – 800-407-7195

Wellness Partners

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

Khesed Wellness

Khesed Wellness

Khesed Wellness makes outpatient mental health and wellness services affordable for the under-insured. Khesed also offers no cost therapy hospitality workers in CO, TX, and MI.

Lara Recovery

LARA – Latino Recovery Advocacy

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 Mental Health Resources

Restaurant After Hours

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.

I Got Your Back - Restaurant Industry Mental Health

I Got Your Back

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

Not 9 To 5

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

Healthy Hospo

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.

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Man Therapy

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.

Chefs With Issues Facebook Group

Chefs With Issues

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

People House

People House

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 Entertainment

Sober AF

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 - Sober Active Community

The Phoenix – Sober, Active Community

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

Fair Kitchens

Fair Kitchens

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 Sober Group

Ben’s Friends

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.

Big Table Support Group For Hospitality Workers

Big Table

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 Support Group

In The Weeds

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

Healthy Pour

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

Focus On Health

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.

Support Staff Mental Health

Support Staff

Support Staff is a collective of hospitality advocates and community organizers working with mental health professionals to change the structure of our industry. Find out more about how they are accomplishing this through their programs like The Bite Size Podcast, the Please Hustle Responsibly Podcast, Safety Meeting Peer-to-Peer Support Group and the Comp Tab Relief Fund by visiting our website.

James Beard Foundation

James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever Food Solutions is a business built by Chefs, so we know what you face every day in the kitchen. Everything we do is focused on making your life a little easier.

Terms Of Service

Terms Of Service

Real Industry x Real Talk – No Bullshit.

Love Letters To Chefs

Love Letters To Chefs

Love Letters to Chefs is an educational platform founded by Ishwariya Rajamohan to empower chefs to aspire towards and achieve a better quality of life.

Burnt Chef Project

The Burnt Chef Project

The Burnt Chef Project is a non-profit campaign and clothing brand operating within hospitality to challenge mental health stigma.

Cooks Who Care

Cooks Who Care

Cooks Who Care is a Philly-based organization that supports the well-being of people working in all facets of the food & beverage industry. Founded by Chefs Maria & Scott Campbell, Cooks Who Care is dedicated to building a community that supports employers and employees as they strive to prioritize physical, mental & financial health both on and off the job.

Unite Colorado

Unite Colorado

CHOW is now a member of Unite Colorado if you need help please contact us and we will get you matched up with local organizations.

Unite Colorado is a coordinated care network of health and social care providers to address people’s social needs and improve health across communities.

Best Served Podcast

Best Served Podcast

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon

Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Cookz Creed

Cookz Creed

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Women's Recovery - Colorado

Women’s Recovery

Women’s Recovery exists to help women overcome addiction and find healing for mental health issues in a warm, welcoming environment. Our outpatient addiction treatment center in Colorado combines trauma-informed care with clinical treatment.

Start Your Recovery Support Group

Start Your Recovery

StartYourRecovery.org offers people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources — presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand.

Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services

Text “TALK” to 38255

This service is for anyone that wants to talk.  There is no wrong reason to call.  Here are some of the more common reasons people do:  covid related stress, trauma, isolation, loneliness, substance use, concerns for family or friends, stress, anxiety, relationship challenges, suicidal thoughts, depression, bullying, gender identity.

Face It Together Support Group

Face It Together

We provide confidential, evidence-based peer coaching for those impacted by addiction, including loved ones. We don’t require sobriety or follow a one-size-fits-all program.

Free Spiritual Community

Free Spiritual Community

FREE is a community for Addicts, Loved Ones of Addicts, and Spiritual Refugees breaking the silence of addiction while creating space for healing. recovery, and spiritual connection.

Project Return Peer Support Network

Project Return Peer Support Network

We provide confidential, evidence-based peer coaching for those impacted by addiction, including loved ones. We don’t require sobriety or follow a one-size-fits-all program.

Warm Line open 7 days/week
English 1-888-448-9777
Spanish 1-888-448-4055

Harmony Place

Harmony Place

Harmony Place has an extended outpatient treatment program and transitional housing where we concentrate on a key component for recovery – productivity.

Helpline: 1 (855) 652-904

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Live Another Day

Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.

Detox Local

Detox Local

A great resource with information on safely quitting drugs and alcohol. They have an extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

Giving Kitchen

Stability Network by Giving Kitchen

Through partnerships with national, regional, and local service organizations, as well as curated services specific to Giving Kitchen referrals, our Stability Network has connected thousands of people to resources related to mental health & substance misuse, physical health and wellness, employment, housing & utilities, and family & social services.

Better Help by Giving Kitchen

Better Help

GK has a partnership with BetterHelp to offer 1 month / up to 4 free sessions of therapy for GK clients / food service workers at NO cost to you. To gain access, go first to www.givingkitchen.org/help and complete an Ask for Help form. In the form, state you’d like access to BetterHelp. Please note that an email address is mandatory for access to the BetterHelp platform. From there, a GK case manager will register you and you should receive an email with next steps, as well as an access code. You can share that code with up to 4 loved ones. They will request a debit/credit card at the end of your survey, but will not charge you until after 1 month of services has passed. You will receive a notification 5 days prior reminding you to either cancel your subscription, or continue services (at a 15% discount).

Marijuana Anonymous

Marijuana Anonymous

a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

Marijuana Anonymous uses the basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous, because it has been proven that the 12-Step Recovery program works!

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American Addiction Centers

Begin your recovery at American Addiction Centers (AAC), the leading provider for addiction treatment nationwide, specializing in evidence-based treatment and mental health care.

Grief Support Network

Grief Support Network

Go to griefsupportnet.org and Center For Somatic Grieving for lots of resources. 6 week groups on a donation basis, free drop in weekly virtual meetings, longer (6 month and 9 month) groups as well.

Voices Of Grief Support Network

Voices Of Grief

Our vision is to create supportive spaces to honor the natural process of grief and to educate our
community in healthy expressions of grief and mourning.

Outside Rights

Outside Rights LTD

With over a decade of experience teaching yoga and additional training in nature therapy facilitation and end-of-life doula support, I help clients through 1:1 coaching, group workshops, & wilderness retreats.

Chef Life Radio

Chef Life Radio

  • We at Chef Life Radio believe that:
  • Working in a kitchen should be demanding; it shouldn’t have to be demeaning.
  • It should be hard, it just doesn’t have to be harsh.
  • We believe that it’s possible to have more solidarity and less ‘suck it up sunshine.
  • More Compassion and less CutThroat Island.
  • We believe in more partnership and less ‘put up or shut up.
  • More community and less fuck you.”

Foodservice Powerplant Network

The Foodservice Powerplant Network is an organization which helps foodservice professionals create energy and confidence in their lives. They do this by offering CONNECTION through community via their facebook group of over 2100 members (growth happens when we feel supported by others) where people support one another and celebrate each other’s wins. They aim to INSPIRE what’s possible in people through story, in their weekly conversations with foodservice industry leaders, who share their journey, both the challenge and the reward. Lastly, the FSPN creates a place for foodservice professionals to GROW, by teaching positive mindset tools through their Foodservice Powerplant Framework in weekly LIVE chats, through Keynote speeches and workshops.

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YOUR NAME HERE!

We are always growing our network and looking for quality resources to display that will help people in their personal mental health journey. We would love to hear from your organization or group! Send us a message and let’s talk about it!

Spanish Resources

These groups are empowering the hospitality industry by providing education and support for mental health to spanish speakers nationwide

Project Return Peer Support Network

Project Return Peer Support Network

We provide confidential, evidence-based peer coaching for those impacted by addiction, including loved ones. We don’t require sobriety or follow a one-size-fits-all program.

Warm Line open 7 days/week
English 1-888-448-9777
Spanish 1-888-448-4055

Lara Recovery

LARA – Latino Recovery Advocacy

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.

Mental Health Association Of Nassau County

Mental Health Association Of Nassau County

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Phone Link: A Peer Support Warmline – MHA of Nassau County
(516) 489.0100 x2
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Spanish speaking on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. including holidays.

National Alliance On Mental Illness

The OC Warmline – NAMI Orange County, CA

(714) 991-6412
Hours: 9am to 3am Monday-Friday; 10am to 3am Saturday and Sunday
Languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Farsi
Interpreter Services available

Missouri – Mental Health Association of the Heartland “Compassionate Ear Warm Line”

“Compassionate Ear Warm Line”

Missouri – Mental Health Association of the Heartland

Local: 913-281-2251
Toll-free: 1-866-927-6327

English Line: 4:00-10:00 pm 365 days
Spanish Line: 5:00-8:00 pm M-F

Medicare Plans Resource Center

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center

Learn about Medicare eligibility requirements, coverage options, and costs for immigrant populations.

Apps For Wellness

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

Virtual Hope Box - Wellness App

Virtual Hope Box

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

My Life Wellness App

My Life Wellness App

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:

Gamblers Anonymous Resources

Gam-Anon

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

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

National Eating Disorders Association

Information and resources for those affected by eating disorders.

Financial Assistance

Resources and information on financial hardships

American Bar Association

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.

FInancial Assistance Programs

Financial Assistance Programs

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.

Findhelp.org - Financial Assistance

Findhelp.org

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic

Angel Relief Fund

Colorado Restaurant Foundation – Angel Relief Fund

CRF’s Angel Relief Fund offers emergency assistance to Colorado hospitality employees facing an unanticipated hardship such as accident, illness, injury, death of an immediate family member, or natural disaster. The incident must have occurred within the past 6 months. CRF provides emergency assistance fund grants up to $1,000.00.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers.

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Giving Kitchen

Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial assistance and a network of community resources. If you are a food service worker in need, please fill out our Ask for Help form. You may be eligible for financial assistance, Stability Network referrals, or both.

Denver Metro Fair Housing Center

Denver Metro Fair Housing Center

Denver Metro Fair Housing Center is a non-profit organization that provides expert education and one-to-one assistance to individuals who experience discrimination in the housing market based on their race, color, religion, ethnicity, familial status, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.  
Call (720) 279-4294

How Are You, Really?

Use this tool when you’re not sure how to start a conversation about what you’re feeling. “I took this test and it’s says __. I’m concerned.”

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 Mental Health America

“I am worried I drink too much”

“I feel, sad, rundown, burnt out”

“Me siento triste, deteriorado, quemado”

“Everything stresses or worries me”

“Todo me estresa o me preocupa”

“Sometimes I have difficulty telling what’s real”

“I have intrusive thoughts about the past”

“I have high highs or low lows”

“I think I eat too much/little”

“I’m concerned about my child”

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

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

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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.