This is an incredibly unsettling time as we continue to deal with the challenges of a global pandemic. In addition, the tragic death of George Floyd and other tragedies impacting our community are reverberating across the world, sparking protests and unrest.
During these challenging times, we understand that there may be anxiety, anger and a sense of uncertainty in both kids and adults alike. Please know that, even during summer break, the mental health resources listed below are available to you, your child and your family.
- If you or a loved one is in imminent danger, please call 9-1-1.
- For urgent counseling, call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text “Talk” to 38255. This service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To visit a walk-in clinic, please note that Anschutz Medical Campus at 2206 Victor Street, Aurora, CO 80045 is available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day, including weekends.
- Aurora Mental Health operates six centers and is offering telehealth services. Call 303-617-2300 or visit aumhc.org for details. You may also contact HealthONE at 303-360-3650 to schedule a wellness appointment or visit auroramed.com/campaigns/behavioral-health.
- All APS employees have free, 24-hour access to counseling and other services through our Employee Assistance Program. Please call 1-888-324-2631 or visit hr.aurorak12.org/eap. APS also partnered with Meru Health, which offers support to all APS staff through a free and 100% confidential 12-week program accessible via smartphone.
- For support specific to COVID-19 concerns, below are a few helpful online resources.
- For support regarding how to speak with your child(ren) about violence, racism and trauma, please visit the links below.
To access more resources, please visit mentalhealth.aurorak12.org. Together, we will continue to thrive as One Aurora.