School Psychologist Newsletter

Self-care, Mental Health, & Community Resources

Welcome!

This site is meant to be a one-stop shop for social/emotional resources and community support services for DMHS students and families. You will find information, websites, videos, and other tools that cover a variety of mental health topics. On this site, you can also find information about community resources for housing, clothing, food, transportation and social events.

DPS Resources


Social Emotional Resources for Parents

Click here for 3 FREE Counseling Sessions for Youth!!!

Colorado youth & their parents can visit the "I Matter" platform to take a confidential online survey about their mental health and schedule FREE sessions with a licensed behavioral health clinician, primarily online over telehealth. Sign up today!

Executive Functioning Videos for Parents

If you have a child with executive function challenges such as getting stuck or overwhelmed, or trouble with following directions, then these videos provide simple strategies that parents can use immediately.

Food Resources

  • Breakfast and lunch continues to be free for all students for the 2021-2022 School Year!
  • If your DMHS student needs a lunch on Wednesday afternoons before the half day release, they should be sure to let their adviser know during morning advisement. We will not be serving regular lunch but we can do a brown bag lunch for any student that requests one!
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Mental Health Crisis Supports

*Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    • 303-315-7270

  • Second Wind Fund
    • An organization that pays for up to 12 FREE therapy sessions for students experiencing suicidal ideation. Please contact Lauren, the school psychologist, if you think your child may qualify for this service.

ASSET - Our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum at DMHS

This year may be interesting and challenging for a lot of reasons, and one thing that is very important to us is supporting all of our DMHS students in managing their stress. This year, we are implementing weekly social emotional learning lessons during advisement using a curriculum called ASSET. This program is designed to teach students stress-reduction techniques and improve emotional well-being through 3 modules: mindfulness, positive psychology, and positive self-talk. We encourage you to take a look at the free "At-Home Toolkit" to get a taste of what some of these tools look like!


Here are some video resources that will support your student in further developing the skills they have already learned about and practiced:


The Brain Science of Stress:

Learning Brain vs. Survival Brain (5mins)

Dr. Daniel Siegel - The “Hand Model” of the Brain (2mins)



Deep Breathing Technique:

Triangle Breathing (1min)

Breathe in Breathe Out Bubble (2 mins)

Guided breathing video (3 mins)



Mindful Body Scans:

Calm App - Guided Body Scan (3mins)

Mindful Body Scan (5mins)

Body Scan from Stop, Breathe, Think (8mins)

Lauren Lyon, Ed.S., NCSP

School Psychologist

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior HS

Extras!

Brené Brown on Empathy