MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
There are many issues that face our youth today, and one of our goals as a counseling center is to provide families with community resources to meet your student's specific mental health and emotional needs. Though school counselors are available to help students during the school day, our goal is also to empower families to access more comprehensive services.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-Talk(8255)
National Text Line: Text 741741
Teen Line (evenings only – California time): 1-310-855-4673 or text TEEN to 839863
https://teenlineonline.org – staffed by trained teens
Aspen Pointe Crisis Hotline: 844-943-8255
www.aspenpointe.org - 24 hour, 365 acute crisis center
Cedar Springs: 719-633-4114
www.cedarspringsbhs.com – behavioral health hospital
Peak View Behavioral: 719-444-8484
www.peakviewbh.com – behavioral health hospital
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Partnership: 719-573-7447
www.pikespeaksuicideprevention.org - local resources and low-cost counseling
Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Department:
Penrose Hospital Behavioral Health Department:
Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-SAFE(7233) or
www.safe2tell.org – an anonymous tip line where you can report concerns about others.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 800-950-6264
www.nami.org – full of resources regarding mental health concerns.
Second Wind Fund
The Second Wind Fund is available for your referrals of students who are at risk for suicide and who are facing social or financial barriers to receiving therapy.
Academy District 20 has adopted the Signs of Suicide Program or SOS which will be presented to all freshmen at Air Academy High School. This curriculum deals with the difficult topic of suicide but also provides students with the needed information and steps on how to access help. The SOS program presentations will be completed by the end of October.
All of the District 20 high schools have implemented Sources of Strength. Sources is a best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse.
Counselors can also provide a list of therapists that we have used in the past with some success. We cannot guarantee any particular results. Again, we do not endorse anyone in particular but this is a good resource.