Mental Health Resources

Here is a list of resources that may be useful for students and families:

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/BuildingBridges – A fact sheet from Colorado Department of Education (CDE) containing basic information on mental health issues.

Websites

National Institute of Mental Health

This is a government site with information on mental health problems. Find downloadable resources about specific mental health challenges and disorders. Click here to go to the website. 

American Self-Help Clearinghouse

This website provides a database of self-help support groups. Click here to go to the website. 

The Dougy Center- National Center for Grieving Children and Families

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. Click here to go to the website. 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

This alliance intends to increase understanding of the impact and management of Depression and Bipolar Disorder. The site provides tools, resources, and information. Click here to go to the website. 

Families for Depression Awareness

This organization informs and supports the family members of people experiencing depressive disorders. Click here to go to the website. 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

This association provides information and resources for children living with anxiety. Click here to go to the website. 

Anxiety Panic Attack Resource

This website provides info and resources for managing anxiety. Click here to go to the website. 

National Eating Disorders Association

This organization provides information about seeking treatment for eating disorders, and resources for caregivers. Click here to go to the website. 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

This website includes information about eating disorders, treatments, and support groups. Click here to go to the website. 

SmokeFree – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SmokeFree, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides information and resources pertaining to tobacco use and quitting. Click here to go to the website. 

The Partnership at Drug Free.org

Helps parents prevent, intervene, and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Click here to go to the website. 

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Provides information, advocacy, and support for those with ADHD. Click here to go to the website. 

National Resource Center on ADHD (a program of CHADD)

Provides resources and information regarding ADHD. Click here to go to the website. 

Homeless Education

Definition of Homeless Youth: Any displaced child or youth who is living in a shelter, motel, inadequate trailer or house, is staying temporarily with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing, or is living in any other homeless situation has educational rights under the McKinney-Vento Act. Higher education offers students experiencing homelessness the best hope for escaping poverty and homelessness as adults. The programs of the Higher Education Act (HEA) have the potential to assist these youth to graduate from high school, apply for and access post secondary education, and complete their degrees. In addition, recent changes to the Free Student Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) will make it easier for unaccompanied homeless youth to obtain the support they need to pursue their education. Please contact your counselor directly if you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or temporary housing.

Click here to visit the Colorado Department of Education’s Homeless Education page. 

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