Mental Health

Mental Health is a Key Part of Overall Health

We all have mental health – even babies! Just as physical health gives us the energy needed to work and live, mental health allows us to have positive relationships, cope with life’s challenges, and manage our emotions. Just as we take care of our children’s physical health with nutritious foods, plenty of rest, and safe environments, we must also take care of their mental health. We can do this by actively supporting their social-emotional development.

What is Social-Emotional Development?

Learning social and emotional skills begins from birth. As infants build attachments and trust with caregivers, they learn to calm themselves and recognize emotions. Like any skill, children develop social and emotional abilities gradually with lots of support from caregivers as they learn. Social-emotional well-being allows children to manage and express emotions in healthy ways, form close relationships, and learn.

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Social-Emotional Health Resource Directory

For Families and Providers Within Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lincoln Counties

Mental health is a key part of overall health. We all have mental health, even babies! Just as physical health enables us to have the energy we need to work and live our lives, mental health allows us to have positive relationships, cope with life’s challenges, and manage our emotions. Just
as we take care of our children’s physical health with nutritious foods, plenty of rest, and safe environments, we must also take care of their mental health. We can do this by actively supporting their social-emotional development. You and your child’s mental health is critical to the overall health of both of you. It is normal to have concerns and questions. Below is a list of supportive resources in your community to help! These are resources for both providers and families.

Lincoln County

Centennial Mental Health

Therapeutic Services:
(719) 775-2313
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist:

Peak Vista

Behavioral Health:
(719) 775-2367

Lincoln community Hospital

Behavioral Health (Limon):
(719) 775-8662
Behavioral Health (Hugo):
(719) 743-2155
Behavioral health (Flagler):
(719) 765-4340

Ryon Medical

Kiowa County

Southwest Health Group

Therapeutic Services Eads Office:
(719) 336-7501
(800) 511-5446
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist:
Tami Stephenson
(719) 383-5498
(719) 383-5427

Ryon Medical

Applied Behavioral Concepts

Mental Health Resource, Bill Bradford:
(719) 565-8829

Hi-Plains Community Health Center

Behavioral Health Services:
(719) 336-0261

Cheyenne County

Centennial Mental health

Therapeutic Services:
(719) 346-8183
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist:
(970) 571-4224 or DanielleS@CentennialMHC.org

Ryon Medical

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Early Intervention

Cheyenne and Lincoln Counties

Social-Emotional Development Support
Vicki Folkerts, Children and Family Services Director:
(970) 526-3623 x 303
vickifolkerts@ecsdd.org
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For additional mental health resources visit cklecc.org or call CKLECC at
(719) 775-8622