If you or someone you know is having an emergency, dial 911 or contact Safe2Tell. If you need resources for mental health crisis situations, please contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or text "TALK" to 38255 (available 24/7).  

Individual Counseling

Douglas County School counselors work with students on an individual basis regarding personal/social issues. This brief counseling model is not meant to replace outside, private therapy. Students may make an appointment with their counselor to discuss individual concerns.

Support Groups

Support groups are offered at Douglas County High School on an on-going basis. These groups, facilitated by grade level counselors and school psychologists, provide general support to students. These groups are intended to help alleviate stressors that may impact school success. See your counselor for more information.


Mental Health

The Douglas County High School Mental Health Team consists of a full time school psychologist and a full time social worker who provide crisis intervention and support. The team is also available for consultation on many issues which may affect learning and school success. We consult regularly with general and special education teachers regarding students' access to learning.

Crisis Support

The turbulent years of adolescence are sometimes difficult. During these times, the Douglas County High School counselors, school psychologist and social worker work with students and families to seek appropriate resources.

Drug/Alcohol Intervention

Douglas County High School counselors believe that drug and alcohol use and abuse interfere with academic success and pursuit of future goals. When these issues arise, counselors will intervene with appropriate assessments, feedback, and resources. Please see the link to the left for resources in the metro-Denver area.


Because professional school counselors work with many students with a wide variety of academic and personal/social needs,Douglas County High School counselors are available for brief support. Students who require a more intensive therapeutic intervention may need to access resources outside of the school environment. The Resource Guide and referral lists provided in the links to the left list many resources that are available in the community and are not an endorsement for any specific organization, facility, or service. It is the responsibility of the individual family to further research these assistance programs.

Online Resources

Note: The following links take you away from the DCHS web site. Although some of the destinations are non-commercial, they may contain links to commercial sites. Use the same parental and consumer caution you would at any web site.

Alcohol & Drug Information


Alcoholics Anonymous

Parents: The Anti-Drug

APA Help Center– Change Your Mind About Mental Health

Connect with Kids(parenting skills)

Drug Facts(Office of National Drug Control Policy)

GLBT Colorado(Resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Questioning and Trangender Youth)

GLSEN:Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Love & Logic Institute(parenting skills)

SAVE:Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Second Wind: Teen Suicide Prevention

Teen Growth(general health website)

Web of Addictions

18th Judicial District Juvenile Assessment Center Youth Guide

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