Marshall Fire Mental and Emotional Support
One of the key lessons learned from previous wildfire and flood disasters is that these events can have a significant impact on an individual’s well-being. And it impacts everyone differently and at different times, sometimes right away and sometimes months later. Adults and children across the community who were impacted by the fires may experience normal stress response symptoms like mood swings, sleep disruption, and other stress reactions.
View steps you can take to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis.
Mental Health Partners (on-going counseling)
To access counseling services and crisis support, you can call 303-545-0852 or email email@example.com. Community resources can also be found at www.mhpcolorado.org/cowildfiresupport/.
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County (on-going counseling)
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer Boulder County Crisis Counseling to residents. The program offers 10 free individual or family counseling sessions and provides a pool of more than 250 licensed providers from which to choose. For additional details about the program, visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
Jewish Family Services is offering virtual group EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) sessions to support those impacted by the fire. This group is designed to help increase your sense of balance, calm and ability to manage disturbing thoughts, feelings, and memories. The 90-minute, Group EMDR protocol is an evidence-based practice designed specifically to support individuals impacted by disasters such as wildfires. View available sessions. Zoom registration required.
Healing Classes – yoga, meditation, NIA – throughout the year
To continue support for those impacted by the Marshall Fire, the Louisville Recreation & Senior Center Fitness instructors are offering healing classes throughout the year. These classes are free, but please register in advance.
Boulder Valley School District
Emotional well-being is a concern for all community members, including our youngest ones. Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) has resources available for families and employee directly impacted by the Marshall Fire. BVSD is providing social-emotional support for both students and employees. BVSD employees are also eligible for up to 8 free, confidential counseling sessions per year. For additional information, visit www.bvsd.org/current-topics/marshall-fire.
Mental Health Partners and Jewish Family Service will provide crisis cards to all businesses in Louisville and Superior, and library service desks in Louisville, Broomfield, Boulder and Lafayette for distribution among the community. Crisis cards provide 24/7 phone, text, in-person and online access to mental health support.