Dedicated to educating the heart and mind!
At District 6, we are committed to the social and emotional health of our staff, students, and families, especially in these uncertain times. Taking care of our emotional health is critically important. Below, you will find resources to support you and your family to grow your strength and resilience.
Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but also the social, emotional, and behavioral habits that help us successfully respond to life’s challenges. With youth mental health concerns on the rise, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills can help provide a foundation of protective factors for children that can lessen their vulnerability to mental health concerns. District 6 strives to provide opportunities through the teaching of SEL lessons as well as the responsive counseling services to strengthen student sense of purpose, resilience, and overall wellbeing.
How to access mental health support
- Contact your student's school where the building Mental Health Team including school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and school-based North Range Behavioral Health Therapists, work closely with teachers and administrators to identify and support students with counseling needs and other social-emotional supports.
- If you have a general concern and the situation is not urgent, you can contact your school counselor lead through the email link under your student's school.
- You may also complete a referral for support and resources HERE and a mental health provider will reach out within 24 hours of the next working day to support you with your concern.
If you or your student are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911. For other urgent mental health crisis situations, contact:
All services are free and confidential!
Resources for Immediate Needs
211 Colorado is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437)Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help.
Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately.
SEL resources to support you and your family:
- Social-Emotional Learning what is it and how do I do it at home?
- Social-Emotional Parent Toolkit
- Second Step Family Podcast During COVID
Covid-19 Specific Resources: Resources on talking to your children about COVID
- NASP COVID Talking with your students
- NASP COVID Talking with you students (SPANISH)
- NASP: Helping Children Cope with Changes During COVID
- NASP Grief: Helping Handout for School and Home
Tools 2 Thrive From Mental Health America
Positive Mental Health Matters
Sources of Strength
We know that we have to be intentional about one thing to create one habit. Challenge yourself to be intentional about one strength each day to create one habit.
- Write a positive note on a family member's bathroom mirror.
- Start a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
- Write a thank you note to a person who has had a positive impact on your life.
- Try a new makeup or hairdo tutorial.
- Practice generosity to yourself by writing down 50 things you love about you.
- Look at the stars for 10 minutes.
- Eat or drink Vitamin C with every meal today.
- Create a #WhatHelpsUs video and post it on Instagram.