School Psychologist Newsletter

Self-care, Mental Health, & Community Resources


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.

Caring for Grieving Kids: A free workshop for parents, guardians, and adult family members

Judi’s House is offering a free workshop for parents, guardians, and adults in the community who are caring for, or want to learn more about, grieving children. This virtual workshop will be limited in size to ensure participants have a chance to ask questions. The workshop is on Saturday, September 19 | 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. To reserve your spot, RSVP to

FREE Meals for all kids this fall!

DPS received a waiver from the USDA this week to allow us to once again provide free breakfast and lunch meals to all kids 18 years and younger through Dec. 31. Families can pick up breakfast and lunch meals Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at curbside pickup sites throughout DPS. We’re also providing weekday meal delivery service to schools and community locations across the city. Yellow school buses will stop at each delivery site for 20 minutes to hand out breakfast and lunch meals.

Students do not need to be present for adults to pick up their meals, and families can visit any school site regardless of which school they attend. Breakfast and lunch meals for adults are also available for purchase at a small cost.

All families are encouraged to complete an application for meal benefits here. Please visit our Food Distribution site for the most up-to-date information.

DPS Resources

COVID -19 Resources

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.

Lauren Lyon, Ed.S., NCSP

School Psychologist

Denver Montessori Junior/Senior HS


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