Mental Health and Counseling

Aurora Public Schools aims to become a trauma-informed school district, with the foundational belief that obtaining a developmentally relevant and biologically sensitive lens will not only impact the student population who has been impacted by trauma, but more importantly, boost the resilience of all staff and students. It is imperative that all of our staff know and understand human neurobiology to provide the best educational environments.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Resources

  • Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454

  • Lifeline Chat:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness HelpLine: Chat, text 62640, or call 1-800-950-6264

  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678678, or visit TrevorChat (

  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

  • BlackLine (Black, Brown, Native, & Muslim Support): 1-800-604-5841

  • Prevention Resources (in-home therapy, low cost therapy, and more!)

  • All APS employees have free, 24-hour, confidential access to counseling services offered through our Employee Assistance Program.

In Response to Current Events

While this time of year should be a period of celebrating the Lunar New Year for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the tragic event in Monterey Park (near L.A.) in California this weekend is a grim reminder that mass shootings are still a very real possibility that can hit even during the best of times. Much like previous targeted violent events that largely affected Asian American communities, the shooting over the weekend has the potential impact to create fear, anxiety and grief for Asian Americans here in Colorado. Asian Americans in our state represent over 21 Asian countries and Pacific Islands of origin. While this incident is still under investigation and it has not yet been described as a hate crime by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, there is no doubt that the shooting has a high and global impact on AAPI communities throughout the nation, including the state of Colorado. Please take the time to check in with these individuals, support them, and provide resources as needed. Here are some resources that may be helpful to share:

Your student is able to schedule short-term therapy visits at no cost to APS families! Hazel’s licensed therapists can help with everything from stress, bullying, and relationship issues to anxiety, depression, and grief. This service will be available at school during school hours and at home from 7am-7pm. Contact your school’s mental health and counseling team or visit to learn more!


Colorado just became the first state to offer FREE mental health support for young people. Anyone under the age of 18 can visit and schedule a no cost mental health screening and up to six sessions with a mental health professional. Children 11 or younger will need a parent or guardian to complete the process.

(With an increase in mental health needs in our community, access to iMatter may take time.)

Mental Health Positions in APS recruitment banner
MH&C Recognition - 20-21

School Based Health Clinics - Open Year-Round

Kids Clinic Wellness Brochure 2018-19 - English & Spanish

For more information please visit our website.

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