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Mental Health Resources for Students

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES 


Dear Alameda Families,


Members of Alameda International’s Mental Health Team are available to assist students during this uncertain and stressful time.  Please share the resources below with your child(ren). If you or your child would like to discuss anything that is of concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our team (see below).  We would be happy to help students with processing anything that is on their mind or to make sure they have the resources they need. Thank you for sharing these resources with your child(ren). Together, we will help our students navigate these challenging times and circumstances.  


Mental Health Crisis/Emergency Resources if your child is exhibiting suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis/emergency: 


  • Dial 911 or take your child to the nearest hospital emergency room 

  • Colorado Crisis Center (phone or walk-in).  Available 24/7/365:  

Phone: 1-844-493-8255

Text: Text "TALK" to 38255

Location: 4643 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge, 80033

[for locations in Denver and Littleton, please visit https://coloradocrisisservices.org/]


Colorado Crisis Services is always available to the community, whether they are clients of Jefferson Center or not.  The phone line and walk-in center are available 24/7/365. This is a free and confidential service. Callers can be anonymous if they wish, and the phones are always staffed by trained mental health professionals.  Kids can call in crisis, and parents can also call if they're wondering how to handle an issue and need mental health guidance.     


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (English)  or 1-800-628-9454 (Español)


Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH)

1-844-493-8255


Safe2Tell

1-877-542-7233 (SAFE)

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community (examples include but are not limited to: bullying, cyber-bullying, suicide threats, mental health concerns, child abuse, substance abuse, violence, planned school attacks, and any other concerning behaviors).


Contact Information for Alameda International’s Mental Health Team

Alameda’s mental health team is responding to email, checking Jeffco voicemail, and can also be reached directly. We will respond within 24 hours.  If this is an emergency, please call 911 (after your child has received the necessary medical/mental health care, please notify a mental health team member below so that we can assist you with follow-up resources).


Todd Ognibene, School Psychologist:  303-982-6440 or 970-480-7292 

Annie Biehl, School Psychology Intern: 720-445-5535 

Eliza Fox, School Social Worker:  303-982-8134

Jaime Brenner, Social Emotional Learning Specialist, 303-982-5233


High School Counselors, Grades 9-12

Tina Lonardo, Last Names A-Go, 303-982-9065 or 720-445-6102

Janet Acerra, Last Names Gr-Pal, 303-982-8112 or 720-445-5498

Maureen Mallory, Last Names Pam-Z, 303-982-0276 or 720-445-6025


Counselors, Grades 7/8

Sara Gomez, 7th Grade Counselor, 303-982-8141 or 720-445-5739

Luisa Flores, 8th Grade Counselor, 303-982-8166

Kaitlyn West, Transition Counselor, 303-982-8171 or 720-445-6264


General Resources for Families


Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

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