We know a lot is going on, at home, in your community and in the world. We just want to remind you of the importance of taking care of yourself! Below you will find some tips for parents and some coping tools for kids:
- You and your family may be experiencing a lot of different and new emotions.
- Talk with your child about COVID, keep it to the facts.
- Offer your time, love and attention.
- Have a conversation with child/ren about their feelings.
- Try to limit and monitor you and your child/ren’s social media use.
- Model and practice deep breathing
- Get outside!
- Do your best to establish a routine at home, including some breaks
- Offer your time to do a task together
- Connect with your child/ren teachers and school staff.
Some potential concerns to look out for:
irritability, aggressiveness, clinginess, nightmares, school avoidance, poor concentration, sleeping and eating disturbances, agitation, increase in conflicts, physical complaints, delinquent behavior, and poor concentration.
The BNS mental health teams are here for you.
Please reach out with any questions, concerns or needs:
Ms. G: School Psychologist
Ms Perry: School Social Worker
Ms. Danielle: School Social Worker
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Ms. Tierney: School Psychologist
Ms. Modern: School Social Worker
Ms. Perry: School Social Worker
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Community Based Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Center of Denver, 303-504-7900
Denver Health School-Based Medical Providers:
Students needing care may begin by calling the main line at the Place Bridge SBHC call center: 720-424-2050. After hours and weekends, students should call the Denver Health nurse line at 303-739-1211 for information on how to access care.
If are having a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Room.
Colorado Crisis and Support Line:1-844-493-8255
National Suicide Hotline:1-800-273-TALK or text 839863
Mobile Crisis-Denver Health and Hospital: 303-602-7220
Trevor Project (LGBTQ+)1-866-488-7386
Please contact the FACE helpline at 720-423-3054 for general resources or referral questions. This helpline will be available during normal business hours.
COVID-19 Helpline is available 24/7 and can be reached at 720-424-4357.
If you need to reach someone immediately, please contact Ellen Kelty, Director of Student Equity and Opportunity at 303-728-4121 or Meredith Fatseas, Manager of Department of Social Work and Psychological Services at 303-928-0644.
For student safety concerns, contact the DPS Department of Safety at 720-423-3911