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Mental Health Support in the Arvada West Community

Watch this video to learn about the impacts of mental health care on Jeffco students from Jeffco students.

We're so glad you're here!

Your social, emotional, and physical wellness is important to us.

This site is a one stop shop for mental health tools, resources, and connections available at Arvada West High School and in the Jeffco community.

For students: Click here!

For families: Click here!

Upcoming Events

October Physical Health Seminar Speaker Series.pdf

Check out these FREE upcoming seminars and trainings!

Training - QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer.

Several training dates, virtually and in person. REGISTER HERE

3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. In this 90 minute training, you will learn to be a gatekeeper and ask straight-forward questions to get those experiencing thoughts of suicide crucial help to save their lives. QPR may be used for adults or youth.


Seminar - Movement and Mental Health

October 29th - 10:00-11:20am Virtually REGISTER HERE

Kids don't have to be athletes to benefit from physical activity. Whether you have a competitive high school athlete or a young couch potato, this session gives practical tools to promote a desire for lifelong activity in your kids.

Main Takeaways:

  • Recommended physical activity levels (by age) vs. reality

  • How Covid impacted physical activity and trends experts are predicting

  • The connection between physical health and mental health

  • Tools to help your child to engage in physical activity (especially for those not active in organized sports)

  • Local resources to help kids access the sport or activity they want to do

  • Injury Prevention tips


Webinar: Transgender/Non-binary Allyship 101

November 3rd - 12:00pm Virtually REGISTER HERE


There is no playbook on how to be a parent or caregiver. This sometimes becomes even more clear when a child comes out as transgender and/or non-binary. Parents and caregivers (including school staff, extended family, friends and anyone who loves and supports youth) can sometimes feel lost navigating complex and nuanced journeys around gender discovery. A child in transition can bring up a lot for adults: a range of questions, concerns, and emotions--from elation to fear and everything in-between.

This talk will cover some high-level basics of supporting a child on a gender journey, dispel common misconceptions, and provide recommended resources as you travel this path with your student.

Presented by: Levi Arithson

Program Manager, LGBTQ+ Equity Initiatives at Denver Public Schools

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