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Mental Health Supports

Mental Health Supports at Arvada West High School

No matter what you’re going through, help is available. Call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255.

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Social Emotional Learning

SEL curriculum supports student growth through evidence-based social-emotional programming.

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Suicide Prevention

Jeffco offers supports in suicide prevention and awareness.

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Virtual Calm Room

Jeffco’s Virtual Calm Room provides students with tools and strategies to manage emotions and stress.

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Welcome, we're so glad you're here! Wildcats – your social, emotional and physical wellness is important to us. This page is a one-stop shop for mental health tools, resources and connections available at Arvada West High School and in the Jeffco community. Students and families can find information tailored to their unique needs below.

Students, get support from adults and other teens, created just for you. Families, find resources and tips to help your family thrive

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Mental Health Supports

JCMH's walk-in Collaborative Care Clinic

The Collaborative Care Clinic is always staffed by a therapist, prescriber, care coordinator, peer specialist (someone who shares lived experiences with mental illness) and a nurse to meet the needs of youth 8-22 and their families. You are guaranteed support when you walk in! Located near 29th and Wadsworth.

Now accepting Medicaid and CHP+; to see if you qualify, call JCMH: 303-425-0300.

I Matter

The I Matter program can connect you with a therapist for up to six free virtual counseling sessions (some in-person appointments available, too) that are completely confidential. Talking with someone can make you feel better. Note: guardian consent is not required for youth aged 12 and older. 

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Hazel Health

A virtual service connecting all enrolled Jeffco students with mental and physical health providers free of charge. 

Hazel Health provides evidence-based, culturally responsive, on-demand integrated health care that youth access at home with a parent or guardian. Connect with Hazel to access unlimited:

  • On-demand physical health support and assessment
  • Scheduled appointments with licensed mental health counselors
  • Access to follow-up and case management support for participating students, including appointment scheduling for in-person services, assistance navigating the healthcare system/Medicaid, coordination for ongoing counseling or psychiatric supports, and coordination with existing school supports. 

Note: guardian consent is required to access services and insurance information may be gathered as part of ongoing health care.

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School-Based Mental Health Team:

All students at AWest are assigned a school counselor. All school counselors have a master’s degree in school counseling and are trained to help students and families navigate all aspects of high school, including social-emotional wellness, academic success planning, and postsecondary and career readiness. They are your first line of support!

Counselors are assigned by student last name.

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In a life-threatening emergency, always dial 911 FIRST.

Colorado Crisis Services

For help with any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255, or use the website to chat with a counselor.

Trained professionals provide free, immediate and confidential help, 24/7/365. Everyone deserves someone who will listen and care, including you and your loved ones.


Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community. This is not an emergency response line. Call, online or in app. 24/7, 365 days a year.


Mental Health Supports in Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools is dedicated to promoting safe and supportive learning environments that increase mental health outcomes for all. Jeffco mental health professionals use a research-based approach to enhancing the coping skills and resiliency of our students, from prevention to intervention.

Jeffco strives to keep our students, staff, and families informed and engaged in discussions about various aspects of mental health affecting our community. Open conversations and shared understanding lead to better outcomes for students.

Together, we can make a positive impact on the well-being of our students and the entire community.