NOTICE: The Community Behavioral Health Navigators are NOT AN EMERGENCY RESOURCE. If you are in crisis or in need of immediate support, please dial 911, the Colorado Crisis Line, or the Hope Center.
Accessing behavioral health services can seem daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone
Eagle Valley Behavioral Health has partnered with Eagle County Community Paramedics, the Katz Amsterdam Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation to bring community behavioral health navigation services to the Eagle River Valley.
Eagle County now has three full-time Behavioral Health Navigators: Coco Andrade, Diana Bonilla and Gladys Villa.
WHAT IS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NAVIGATION?
Behavioral health navigation is a new and unique service that helps Eagle County residents navigate the complex system of mental health care and gets people connected to available resources when they experience barriers to access.
A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NAVIGATOR CAN:
- Provide Short, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
- Help with making healthy choices
- Guide you toward positive thinking
- Assist with controlling anger
- Help manage stress
A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NAVIGATOR DOES NOT PROVIDE:
- Mental health therapy
- Crisis services
- Case management for clients who are referred for social needs that are not primarily related to behavioral health (i.e. housing, food resources)
- Translation and interpretation (navigation services are available in Spanish)
- Legal services
Please note that this is a non-clinical service. Behavioral Health Navigators will provide supportive services and have extensive background in mental health, but they are not licensed therapists.
WHERE DO THE NAVIGATORS WORK?
The Community Health Navigators are housed at Eagle County Paramedic Services in Edwards but also travel around to different partner agencies to support other agency’s clients.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE THE COMMUNITY HEALTH NAVIGATORS?
The Community Health Navigators’ services are supported by a grant from Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH) and the Katz Amsterdam Foundation, so it is completely free for the community to use.
IS THE NAVIGATOR BILINGUAL?
Yes, our Community Health Navigators are fully bilingual in both Spanish and English.
DOES THE NAVIGATOR PROVIDE THERAPY?
No, this is a non-clinical position which means that while the Community Health Navigator will provide supportive services, they are not therapy services. While our Community Health Navigators have extensive backgrounds in mental health, they are not licensed as therapists.