Mental Health Resources

Socio-Emotional Resources

Click here for a document of resources organized by eDCSD counselors.


I Matter is a Colorado Behavioral Health Services program that provides access to FREE mental health support for youth under 18 (under 21 if receiving special education services). 

The program provides 3 behavioral health sessions for Colorado youth. 

The counseling team is putting stickers in your mailbox. Please display these stickers and encourage our students to take advantage of the program! 

If you don't know where to begin finding help for mental health, substance use, or emotional issue, call Colorado Crisis Services. Whether the call is for you or someone you know, they will provide confidential and immediate professional help. 

*Immediate Crisis Intervention

1-844-493-TALK (8255)
text TALK to 38255

Are you struggling with or looking for resources in areas like depression, grief, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, anxiety, homeless resources, etc.? Click HERE for some amazing resources available to you!

Grow Youth Center

Parker Youth will have a safe and enriching place to hang out, build healthy peer and trusted adult relationships, and explore their awesome after school, Monday through Friday. Some of the programs offered will include anti-bullying/martial arts empowerment, art exploration, healthy education and cooking classes, broadcast communication development, adult mentorship, life skills development, and more. 

The grow youth center is FREE for middle schoolers and high schoolers (minimum 12 years old) to attend thanks to local supporters of Grow community center and cafe

Youth Center Hours and Location
10355 S Progress Way, Parker (into The Rescue Building)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:30-7:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 PM

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reported the following about college students:

  • 30% struggle with school work due to mental illness
  • 25% experience suicidal thoughts
  • 14% engage in reckless behavior

These shocking numbers moved the team at to do more research about mental illness among students. We realized those struggling with mental illness contend with a true disability that requires the full support of their learning community. 

Click HERE for more info!

Low-cost counseling available through Denver Seminary

We offer low-cost care to the community. Is there a way that we can get the word out about DCC services to DougCo schools to be a possible referral to students, family, and staff that may be looking for counseling services? Denver Counseling Center is located at 6399 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colo., 80120.  If you have questions or want to learn more, visit us online at 
Denver Counseling Center, email or call us at 303.762-6987 directly.


Talking to Children About Violence

In the wake of growing violent acts at school campuses, many students may have questions or express fears about going to school. Here is a great resource for talking to students about school violence.  If you need assistance with talking to your students about these sensitive subjects, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on our staff.  

Talking to Children About Violence