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Tips for Tough Times


Sometimes we need extra support to deal with life’s challenges.  Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, hopeless, depressed, and/or alone.  You are not alone. Here are some suggestions and resources to support you.

Tips for Tough Times

  • Reach out.  Tell someone how you’re feeling.  Ask for help.

  • Be patient with yourself. Give yourself enough time to work through what you’re feeling.

  • Focus on the solution – not the problem.

  • Eat healthy, get enough rest and exercise!  You will begin to feel better and your thoughts will be clearer.

  • Avoid using drugs or alcohol.  They will only make the problem worse.

You are an important part of the Five Star community!

Additional mental health resources and supports can be found at Student and Family Support.


A number of external resources are available to support students in crisis:

Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-SAFE (7233)

  • Provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.

Community Reach Center: 303-853-3500

  • Provides mental health services and counseling for Adams County and the surrounding Denver area. 

The Second Wind Fund: 303-988-2645 (Referral Line)   720-962-0706 (General Information)

  • The mission is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment.

24-Hour Colorado Crisis Support Line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or Colorado Crisis Text: text TALK to 38255

  • If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365.

24-Hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trevor Project Hotline for Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ youth 866-488-7386

Additional resources such as information on youth suicide warning signs, parent talking points and additional outside support can be found at