Welcome to our page of resources and information about mental health and wellness. DSISD has a strong mental health team to serve our students. We know it can be hard to ask for help, but we are here to support parents and students.
Colorado teens are under a rising amount of stress and pressure (CPR, 2020) and we need to provide health and wellness resources to educate our students to make healthy choices. The choices we make and the habits we form while we are young become the foundation for the lives we lead as adults.
Colorado Public Radio has reported that the youth suicide rate has increased by 58% in the past three years. In September of each year, our mental health team teaches all students the Signs of Suicide Program to inform kids how to get help for themselves and their classmates. Another way for students to get help is through the Safe To Tell website. As a parent, it’s important to be aware of common warning signs, and when acted upon, can save lives. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with warning signs and remember that suicide is preventable! Below are resources if your student is struggling with mental health:
Additional resources including mental health basics, digital wellness, healthy relationships and supporting LBGTQ+ students can be found here.