The Douglas County Mental Health Initiative unites 40 community partners to address unmet mental health needs, connect people to mental health services, and prevent those in need from falling through the cracks of the mental health system.
In May 2017, the Castle Rock Police Department (CRPD) put together a team as part of the initiative. That team consisting of a police officer and a mental health clinician to be available on calls for service that could involve mental health issues, either acute or chronic. Each team member fills a unique role to ensure safety, conduct medical clearances, and assess mental health needs.
If you or someone you know feels isolated or is struggling with the daily stresses of life, you are not alone. Our goal is to make sure that no one feels all hope is lost. We understand and want to help. Contact information is below, so let’s talk.
Community Response Team: 303-663-6100
National Suicide Hotline: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text: 38255
Officer O’Donnell has served in law enforcement for more than 18 years. During his tenure with the Castle Rock Police Department, he has worked in patrol, K9 Unit, and serves on SWAT. He is certified as a Crisis Intervention Technician which assists him in deescalating situations and rendering help to community members. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bemidji (MN) State University.
Kalie Bryant - Clinician
Kalie Bryant earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia Southwestern State University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Columbus State University. Kalie is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Colorado and has spent the last two years working with the Douglas County Sheriff’s office as the Youth Community Response Team clinician. Kalie has previous experience in crisis work in Eagle County, Colorado and has worked in an outpatient counseling setting with all ages.
Kristen Sleeper - Case Manager
Kristen Sleeper received her Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in various outpatient settings including trauma, addiction and everyday life stress. She is here to help connect you to the resources you may need.