A change in seasons. A move from one town to another. Anxiety. Struggling to pay bills. A personal loss. Addiction. Getting ready for the holidays. Many things in life can make you feel overwhelmed, sad or stressed, but you don’t have to face these challenges alone. You can make a phone call or send a text right now, 24/7, to speak with a crisis counselor and get the confidential support you need. You can also take advantage of services on a longer-term basis.
Various programs are available to Aspen Skiing Company employees and members of the community. If you need help or you think a friend or family member needs help, please don’t hesitate – reach out to one of the following providers immediately.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Aspen Skiing Company offers the EAP through provider TRIAD. Employees and their spouses, significant others and dependents can access confidential services, many of them at no cost, including:
- Up to 3 free counseling sessions per year
- Legal help by phone or with a local attorney. A free 30-minute consultation is provided and discounted rates are available for many issues.
If you are in crisis, you can call TRIAD 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and speak to an on-call therapist. For non-emergency situations, please call TRIAD between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday.
- 1-877-679-1100 or 970-242-9536
- www.triadeap.com username: aspen password: skiing
Aspen Hope Center
The Aspen Hope Center serves residents of Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork Valley by extending a beacon of hope to those in emotional crisis and connecting those in need with comprehensive care. Confidential services offered include a 24-hour hopeline staffed by on-call clinicians, community classes, referrals to local resources and short-term individual counseling.
- Call 24/7: 970-925-5858
- For more information: https://www.aspenhopecenter.org/index.php
Colorado Crisis Services
Individuals and families living in Colorado can access confidential and immediate support through Colorado Crisis Services. Counselors are available 24/7 via phone or text. Get help for depression, suicidal thoughts or other emotional health issues, substance abuse, eating disorders and family crises. There are several ways to contact a trained crisis counselor.
- Call 24/7: 1-844-493-8255
- Text 24/7: send a text with the word “TALK” to 38255
- Online chat 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight MT daily: www.coloradocrisisservices.org
Crisis Text Line
Individuals in the United States can text with a trained volunteer crisis counselor 24/7. The Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential support to those who are experiencing any type of emotional crisis. The counselor will help you sort through your feelings with the goal of getting you from a heated moment to a calm, safe place.
- Text 24/7: send a text with the word “HOME” to 741741
- For more information: www.crisistextline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people who are in crisis. You can call 24/7 and speak with a counselor who will help you reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. The counselor will also assess your situation and help you access emergency services, if needed.
- Call 24/7: 1-800-273-8255
- Access online chat or more information: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org