Partners for Children’s Mental Health

Colorado is facing a children’s mental health crisis.

The state ranks in the top five across the nation in the prevalence of youth suicide deaths, depression episodes, and substance abuse.

Change must happen. That’s why Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) was created.


We bring communities together to improve mental health outcomes for children and families.


To be a nationally recognized leader in children’s mental health, advancing Colorado’s ranking to one of the top 10 places to receive services in the nation.

Our Work to Create Change

PCMH operates as a cross-system resource, training, and implementation hub in order to ultimately increase capacity, access, and quality of youth mental health services in Colorado. Through collaboration with partners across the state, PCMH works to identify, scale, and sustain best practices that will help save lives and get mental health treatment to Colorado children.

Five Core Functions

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Engagement & Collaboration

Developing key partnerships and a unified vision around children’s mental health.

Workforce Development

Increasing workforce capacity through training, coaching, and technical assistance.

Research & Evaluation

Analyzing data to inform practice and policy. Evaluating strengths and needs, implementation processes, and mental health outcomes.

Implementation Support

Providing consultation on program design, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based practices.

Policy & Finance

Influencing children’s mental health initiatives, policy, and legislation.