Student Resources

Below you will find several links that direct you to resources important to teens. If you need support in connecting with a resource, please call the main office at 303-387-4500 and ask for the School Social Worker or School Psychologist. As you know, we're always here to support you, and our offices are in Post-Grad

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Stay Teen

The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage young people (that's you!) to enjoy their teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. Created by The National Campaign, the site features facts and resources to help teens make informed decisions.


Stay Teen

Upworthy

Upworthy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. Upworthy highlights important stories about important issues--great stories, stories for everyone, stories that connect us and sometimes even change the world. It's a positive website for positive news.


Upworthy

Colorado Crisis Services

Sometimes life is a struggle. It happens to all of us. If you're struggling reach out to Colorado Crisis Services. There are several ways to connect, someone is always willing to listen and help.

  • Call The Colorado Crisis Support Line at 1-844-493-8255. The Crisis line is available toll free 24/7, 365 days a year and provides callers with an immediate connection to a crisis counselor.

  • Text the word TALK to 38255 anytime, from anywhere in Colorado about any type of crisis. You'll receive an automated text with the terms and conditions of the text crisis service. You will then be asked to provide a date of birth and zip code. Within minutes, a crisis text counselor from Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners receives the text and responds quickly.

  • You can also go to the www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org and chat online with a crisis clinician. This chat feature is available seven days a week from 4 pm to midnight.

  • In person services are available through 24-hour walk-in crisis locations. A list of the walk-in crisis center locations can be found at www.ColoradoCrisisServices.org


Colorado Crisis Services

Safe2Tell Tip Line

Safe2Tell is an anonymous tip line that allows you to reach out and report any safety situation that places someone at risk You can report that a friend is having thoughts of suicide, a bullying situation, or a concern about possible violence. Safety depends on all of us. You're counting on me, and I'm counting on you. If you're concerned, please do reach out and tell us. Click the link above or call 1-877-542-7233 (SAFE). Save the number as a contact in your cell phone, in case you ever need it!

Safe2Tell Tip Line

It Gets Better

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach - if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project hopes to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

It Gets Better

The Gay Christian Network

Founded in 2001, GCN is a nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to building bridges and offering support for those caught in the crossfire of one of today's most divisive culture wars. GCN helps create safe spaces both online and offline for Christians of all sorts to make friends, ask questions, get support, and offer support to others.

Our membership includes both those on Side A (supporting same-sex marriage and relationships) and on Side B (promoting celibacy for Christians with same-sex attractions). What began as an organization to provide support to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Christians has grown into a worldwide movement for compassion with many straight members as well.

Through conferences, speaking events, videos, message boards, and more, we're transforming the conversation in the church and working to “share Christ's light and love for all.”

The Gay Christian Network

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