Colorado House Bill 21-1258 established I Matter in 2021 to provide access to mental health and substance use disorder services for youth, and to address needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. I Matter is open to youth 18 years of age or younger, or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services.
In May 2023, the Colorado State Legislature renewed I Matter so it can provide free therapy for youth through June 30, 2024.
I Matter is managed by the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration. I Matter provides up to six free therapy sessions for youth in Colorado and reimburses participating licensed therapists.
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Free materials are available to promote the I Matter program. You can order posters, rack cards, stickers, banners and lawn signs to be shipped to you at no charge through this form.
I Matter also has a digital toolkit that includes sample social media posts and more. The toolkit includes a walkthrough of the I Matter platform that illustrates what the experience will be like when someone visits the website, takes the survey, finds a therapist, and has a therapy session.
Refer a friend, student, player, or patient by recommending they visit IMatterColorado.org to take the survey and schedule a free therapy session.
Want to become an I Matter provider? Licensed therapists who want to provide services through I Matter can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.