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.

SUMMER 2021 RESOURCES

  • Please check out the DPS Summer Resource Guide that includes summer activities, outdoor recreation, mental health supports, housing supports, and more.
  • Check out the city of Denver's Youth Program Locator to search TONS of different ways to keep your student active and engaged throughout the summer.

FREE Meals all Summer!

Breakfast and lunch meals will once again be available for pick-up at the school sites and times listed at this link. Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

  • Free meals are available Monday – Friday for kids 18 years and younger unless otherwise noted.
  • Students do not need to be present for meal pick up.
  • No documentation is required to receive meals.
  • Meals must be consumed off-site.

More DPS 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.

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