Mental Health Resources

Dear DCSD Parent,

Douglas County School District Counselors have teamed with Dr. Scott Cypers to create a video series to help parents understand how to help their children with Anxiety.  This series will be ongoing throughout the remainder of the school year and a new video will be released every few weeks.  These 20-30 minute video videos are designed to provide parents with an understanding of anxiety and provide some actionable tools to help their children.  Dr. Cypers is a nationally recognized expert on child and adolescent anxiety and is the director of stress and anxiety at Johnson Depression Center.  

On November 2 at 6:00 pm Dr. Cypers will host a live zoom session for any parent that would like to get more information after watching the video.  Please log in to get your questions answered in real-time and speak with Dr. Cypers.

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!

Virtual Parent Night


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