The Center for Mental Health plans to open a Crisis clinic on the corner of Cascade and South 2nd Street in Montrose. The clinic will be open 24 hours a day every day of the year for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The 3,300 square foot facility is being implemented partially due to Senate Bill 207 which was meant to, Strengthen Colorado’s response to behavioral health crises and eliminating the use of jails as an option for holding people who have not been charged with a crime and were experiencing a mental health emergency. This project has been years coming to fruition and includes efforts by Jon Gordon, Mary Gnandt, Tom Canfield, Doug Phillips as part of suicide prevention, Shelly Spalding, Robin Slater, and countless others. Senate Bill 17-207 was, in part, the result of work and recommendations by the Governor’s Mental Health Hold Task Force. Delta County Sheriff, Fred McKee, was part of that Task Force. Fred is a past Board Member of the Center for Mental Health. The project is expected to be completed by early 2018.