Mental Health Awareness
A Safe and Nuturing Environment
In Academy 20, we educate every student in a safe and nurturing environment. We focus on the whole child to address physical, social, emotional, and mental health needs as well as academics. As a community, we seek to support and address mental health issues with students and families. Overall wellness is essential for academic success.
You are not alone
We care tremendously about the safety of all or our students. Academy School District 20 is dedicated to offering supports and resources for our families. You are not alone, we are here to help!
Academy School District 20 is committed to transparent conversations around mental health issues and societal challenges that today's youth face. Our educational community is prepared to help and support all students no matter what the illness.
Get involved in the community
Our voices are more powerful when schools join with communities in promoting mental health wellness. We encourage students, parents, staff and community members to get involved in Academy School District 20 activities as well as community events that promote mental health awareness and wellness.
How can you get involved:
- Parent Academy Nights
- Campaigns at individual schools
- District Health and Wellness Committee
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Hotlines
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
Access Your School's Mental Health Team
Students and parents can contact the school's counselor, social worker and/or psychologist for support.
Prevention Programs Available at Your School
Signs of Suicide is a program we've implemented to provide tools to middle and high school students to identify the signs and symptoms and risk factors of depression, suicide, and self-injury. Students learn and apply the skills of Acknowledge, Care, Tell in order to seek help for themselves and/or a friend. These lessons are integrated into classroom curriculum to meet the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards.
Sources of Strength is a school-wide initiative and "best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults".