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Mental Health

Staying Healthy 
 
Extended breaks and cancelled plans can be stressful for all members of the family.  As we continue to navigate through this unique time, we want to reach out with some ideas to lesson stress, and some additional resources if you find yourself, or a family member needing more support. 
It is important to remember that many children do better with a regular routine, predictability, and activities to manage downtime built into their schedules.  Some examples of this include a set wake-up time, set screen time/ free time, and set academic/ skill-building time.  Creating schedules help not only create the predictability and structure that kids crave, but also helps to lessen the anxiety of the care-giver(s).   
 
Please continue to check your school’s website and Facebook pages for more tips and ideas for fun and meaningful activities for your families.  
 
As it relates to COVID-19, we will remain in contact with our partners at the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Education, and we will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available. 
 

What to do When School Is Out

Phones Recommendations for physical and mental health for your family from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Parents, should you have a concern that your child may be experiencing behavioral changes, mood swings, depression, or suicidal thoughts, please reach out to one of these resources for additional support and help:
Call 911 if there is an immediate threat to your child or others
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Information About Types of Services and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Colorado Crisis Services
National Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
Mobile apps for wellness and recovery
Text TALK to 38255 (Safe2Tell)
The state has an anonymous reporting system available at all times for the community to use. Anyone with a concern for someone’s well being or safety can use Safe2Tell (1-877-542-7233) or text TALK to 38255- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To lessen the risk of exposure for people experiencing behavioral and mental health concerns and reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, all are encouraged to call and access community centers.  This will allow the Emergency Rooms to focus on the physical health needs of others during this time.

Contact Us

   

Lea Bernstein-Holmes 

District Mental Health  Coordinator 

Heather Porter, LCSW

ECC and Headstart

Linda Medina Martinez, MSW

720-833-6894

Alice Terry (K-2)

Rachael Goodworth, LSW 

 720-833-6847

Fort Logan Northgate (3-5)

Maggie Okoniewski, LCSW

 720-833-6859

Fort Logan Northgate (6-8)

Kristen Duncan, LSW

 720-833-6692

Sheridan High School (9-12)


Madeline Gebhard, MSW 

 720-833-6770

Soar High School (9-12)