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.


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

Veterans Crisis Line

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

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

Smoking QuitLine

Call (877) 44U-QUIT (8-7848)

Self-Injury Hotline

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

LGBT National Hotline

Call (888) 843-4564 or Email

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.

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!

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 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.

Drawing from their extensive experience in professional foodservice, our global team of over 300 Chefs create solutions that balance great taste, convenience and nutrition with a consistently high standard.

Terms Of Service

Real Industry x Real Talk – No Bullshit.

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

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

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

We exist to amplify the worth and work of those who feed their community. We need to Tell Your Best Story and cultivate Workplaces Worth Working


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


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.

Cookzcreed Foundation

Cookzcreed Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides culinary individuals with scholarships, mental health and substance abuse resources and mentorship. We are dedicated to helping chefs achieve their goals.

Women's Recovery Logo

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 Logo 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.

Your Name Here!

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:


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.

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

Restaurant workers relief fund

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

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

“I am Worried I drink Too much”

“I feel, sad, rundown, burn 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’m concerned about my child”

“I think I eat too much/little”

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

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

Man at bar smiling

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.