Emotional and Mental Support

Students, families and staff have access to a variety of emotional and mental health supports. This page outlines the resources available.

Helpful Resources for Teens

Resource What is it? How to contact
Judis_House_Logo Grief support for children ages 3-25 and their families. Also grief support groups for middle schools. 720-941-0331

www.judishouse.org

Your Life, Your Voice Talk-line and text-line for kids, teens and young adults staffed by counselors.
1-800-448-3000 (24 hrs)
Text VOICE to 20121
teen line Talk-line and text-line for teens staffed by teens.
1-800-TLC-TEEN (6-10 p.m. PST)
Text TEEN to 839863 (6-9 p.m. PST)
Safe2Tell Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.
1-877-542-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Talk-line with 24/7, free and confidential support.
800-273-TALK (8255) (24 hrs.)
Colorado Crisis Services Confidential hotline to access crisis services in Colorado
1-844-793-TALK (8255) (24 hrs.)
My3 Free app with details of how to make your own safety plan to help guide you through difficult moments and stay safe.
AllHealth Network Community behavior health center serving Arapahoe & Douglas Counties. Counseling services available for all ages. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Most insurance plans accepted.
Info & Appointments:
303-730-8858
Walk-in Crisis Center (24 hrs./7 days)
5500 S Sycamore St, Littleton, CO 80120

Resources for Recovery

STEM Center for Strength

Did you know that resilience is a set of skills that can be learned, perfected, and recovered?

STEM Center for Strength uses evidence-based practices to create programming to promote your recovery and resilience.

After the incident of mass violence on May 7, 2019, the STEM School Highlands Ranch found its community changed forever.  In the aftermath, students, parents, staff and our community have worked tirelessly to recover from the impact of those events while continuing to maintain a familial and educational environment for the STEM School Highlands Ranch.

In the weeks following that spring day, the school identified Colorado non-profit, community mental health provider AllHealth Network to provide guidance for the mental health needs of the STEM School Highlands Ranch.  AllHealth Network, with assistance from the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and the Office of Victims of Crime, secured a federal grant from the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program to fund a physical space to provide resiliency services, counseling, education and resources for the STEM School Highlands Ranch community.  This space was named by students as the STEM Center for Strength.

The goal of STEM Center for Strength is to provide on-site behavioral health support, social connection, educational opportunities and wellness programming in a warm, inviting space dedicated to recovery and resilience.

The mission of STEM Center for Strength is to promote recovery and resilience for the STEM School Highlands Ranch community through social connection and wellness programming.

STEM Center for Strength is supported by an Advisory Committee composed of representatives from STEM School Highlands Ranch stakeholders, involved agencies, and community members who meet monthly to inform, guide, and support the center in its mission.

Support Groups

Student Support Group – Grades 8 & Up

James Nee, LCSW
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Virtual

Student Support Group – 4th through 7th Grades

James Nee, LCSW
Thursdays, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Virtual

Parent Support Group

James Nee, LCSW
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Virtual

Staff Support Group

Etienne Janco, LCSW, LAC
Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
NEW Virtual Summer Hours

STEM Alumni Group

Etienne Janco, LCSW, LAC
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Virtual